Live from the the comfort of your vehicle...
Pop-up Drive-Ins are hot, hot hot! Who would have thought that people would venture from their homes and pay money for a old movie they’ve already seen, that they have on DVD or could stream at home to watch in their cars! And THEY said, streaming would take over and theaters are dead! Guess what? The events are selling out way in advance! So it’s not surprising that the opportunity to see live music from your car has been greeted with incredible enthusiasm!
“IDIOT PRAYER: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace” is a film shot in June that will
be streamed as a live experience in North America on July 23rd at 7 PM Pacific Time.
Unlike many virtual concerts, it will not be available for online viewing after the event. It
is truly a “live” experience: no pause, rewind or fast forward. LOL, somehow it sounds
shocking in this age of video streaming, but hey, you don’t go to a real live concert and
The stream is billed as only one showing but there are actually three to
choose from to make it convenient for viewers from different parts of the world. So, if 7
PM doesn’t work for you you could go for 8 PM AEST (Australia and Asia) or 8PM BST
(UK and Europe).
I’m not talkin’ ‘bout a battery, or a watch, it’s the band that has transcended generations, The Stones! I guess I should have said “rolling” instead of “going!”
While we are saddened by not being able to attend music festivals this Summer, the good news is we can virtually venture to concerts we might not normally attend! How about heading to Manitoba, Canada?
This week, the annual Winnipeg Folk Festival becomes the Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home, combining both past and new performances from Birds Hill Provincial Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 5 PM Pacific Time. The concert will feature past performances from Sheryl Crow, Bahamas, Arlo Guthrie, Passenger, the War and Treaty and more! Brand new appearances include Vance Joy, William Prince, Kurt Vile and the Sadie’s and Waxahatchee.
It’s a great time to fire up that old Suburban sitting in the driveway next to your Prius! Back are the days of piling everyone in the car and going to the drive-in! Nederlander Concerts is launching its Summer Drive-In OC series in the parking lot of the City National Grove of Anaheim. The series with feature movies, concerts and more.
Each year the highlight of the Americana Music Association’s “Americanafest” is the “Americana Honors and Awards” night.
If you read Part 1, you know that this year, “Americanafest” is going on virtually as “Thriving Roots,” Sept. 16-18. The “Honors and Awards” Ceremony is still currently scheduled to take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept. 16.
The big question in my mind is: Who will win “Artist of the Year?” There’s some tough competition in this category!
Americana fans will not have to miss out this year. The Americana Music Association Foundation has announced “Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference”. It’s a new online music industry conference experience from Sept. 16-18, 2020. The virtual conference will feature Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Mavis Staples as well as AMAF Board Members Jackson Browne, Rhiannon Giddens and T Bone Burnett.
American business has been hit hard during the pandemic. Small businesses have been especially impacted. Small businesses are not just stores, services and restaurants, they are members of their community and are in need of support.
Musical artists are coming together to bring you “Small Business Live,” a one-day musical experience to raise money for the Accion Opportunity Fund. The fund provides grants to at-risk small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19, with a focus on those run by women and people of color.