Last Saturday's ReEnergize Watauga virtual concert was a great success. 

The online event, live-streamed, from the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country stage raised more than anticipated for the ReEnergize Watauga Fund.

High Country Press reports $13,621 was raised to help businesses in Watauga County impacted by COVID-19.

Proceeds are going directly to the Re-energize Watauga Fund, which is administered by Mountain BizWorks, a non-profit community development organization.

Watauga County businesses can learn more about the ReEnergize Watauga Fund and find applications for financial assistance online at