Local Promoters and Artists Come Together For Online Music Festivals
With numerous concert cancellations and festivals being postponed until later this year, many artists will find themselves financially stressed until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Touring has become the the primary source of income for artists in today's streaming driven industry, and a cancelled tour or festival gig hurts their livelihood more than anyone could understand.
Last week a series of artists turned to the internet to connect with their fans by performing Instagram Live streaming concerts via social media. The short performances were a welcomed distraction for both artists and fans who have currently been self-isolating in their homes and will continue to self-isolate until the global pandemic has been cleared. With that, promoters around the world are finding ways to give artists an online platform while still managing to collect much needed funds that go directly back to each band.
Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion hosted one of the first streaming concerts this week and contained an online tip jar that raised money for artists and local charities. Performers included Lukas Nelson, Kurt Vile and a guest appearance from Neil Young.
Tonight fans can also tune into Doomed Fest starting at 2 pm EST. For only $5 fans can catch performances by Corbin Giroux, Pony and more with all the proceeds going directly back to artists and their crew. Tonight's showcase will be a preview for next's weekend's festival that will be much larger with a wider variety of artists and bands. Stayed tuned to Doomed Fest's Instagram account for more news regarding lineups and set times.