Sunshine Songs introduces Sunshine Concerts

A free concert series to connect an intergenerational audience

Next Concert: Saturday, August 1st, 6 PM ET
Laura Benanti (actress) and Kate Deiter-Maradei (community activist) want to bring the joy of #SunshineSongs to audiences that aren’t active on social media:
Senior Living Communities
Children’s Hospitals
Any Isolated Individuals

Past Concerts


In the News

About #SunshineSongs

Laura Benanti created #SunshineSongs to invite students across the country to share videos of the performances they weren’t able to give because of COVID-19
#SunshineSongs went viral with millions of people joining the virtual audience for students’ heartwarming performances
Laura and her friend Kate Detier-Maradei, a community activist, teamed up to bring #SunshineSongs to audiences that aren’t active on social media and might be in need of connection during this time
K4Connect and offered their expertise to help distribute the concerts into thousands of senior living communities and homes across the country
Laura and Kate expanded the series to include children’s hospitals, pediatric units, and other organizations serving vulnerable children
Share the concert, join the live stream, interact with special guests, and enjoy this shared musical experience

How You Can Get Involved

Share this site with anyone who might be interested
Submit your videos. Click here for instructions
If you are on social media, spread the word using the hashtags #sunshineconcerts and #sunshinesongs
If you have an organization that is interested in participating, email
Join us here on Saturday, August 1st at 6 PM ET ☀️

Creative Team

Ashley Rodbro
Broadcast Lead
Chloe Joy Ivanson
Creative Producer
Stephanie Cowan
Video Editing and Design
Kevin Sturmer

Presented By

Seniorly is a marketplace that empowers millions of senior living searchers to make better decisions. The company provides transparent data on over 35,000 listings and matching to the best local placement agents. Seniorly was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. To learn more visit:
K4Connect is a mission-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, together with the people, communities and organizations that also serve them. We believe the future of senior living is in enabling Smart Senior Living Communities through tech-based solutions that truly impact the lives of older adults, wherever they live. Our premier solution, K4Community, provides smart products and features across Home, Wellness, and Engagement for residents, and Productivity, Building, and Insight for staff and operators. Based in Raleigh, N.C., K4Connect is currently serving tens of thousands of senior living residents and staff at over 800 continuing care, independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the nation. For more information, please visit

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Special Thanks To

Linda Benanti whose empathy for her voice students helped spark #SunshineSongs
Nicole Sovis, Nicole Spigarolo, and Olivia Johnson for their behind the scenes logistical magic