Kennedy Givens is using her talents as a singer to entertain her community during the coronavirus pandemic. The 16-year-old is holding live performances from her front yard in Costa Mesa, CA every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.
Her neighbors gather around, maintaining proper physical distancing, and Givens also livestreams her concerts on Facebook and Instagram.
"All these first responders and everybody else involved in this are working so hard, and I just wanted to do something nice for everybody," said Givens. "And also the neighbors around, that are stuck in their houses all the time, and a couple of my neighbors are first responders--I just wanted to do something nice."
Before COVID-19 hit, Givens still spent her time performing, whether it was busking on Newport Beach or auditioning for her high school musicals. With everything put on hold, she now performs in her front yard.
Givens covers popular songs spanning across different decades, from Frank Sinatra and Etta James to Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga.