CANCELLATION & POSTPONEMENT NOTICES:
Terminal West, Variety Playhouse and Cobb Energy Center have decided to suspend all shows through 3/31/20. City Winery is closed until further notice.
3/29 Grizz Fest.`
4/4 Atlanta Blues Festival - Cobb Energy
4/18 Sean Costello Benefit at Vista Room
4/24-26 Sweetwater 420 Fest
4/25 Amplify Decatur Festival postponed
4/25-26 Inman Park Fest postponed or cancelled
Can’t Stop the Blues (dot com)
There is a start-up website dedicated to helping blues artists continue to have an audience during this time when they are cancelling events, and they’re streaming their shows from their homes and other intimate environments! Sunday night Selwyn Birchwood was playing and then later that evening was Nick Schneblen. Tuesday evening is JP Soars. These are live events. Across the bottom of the screen they scroll where you can send tips for the artists, which appears to be about $5 per show and helps to keep the artists going since they can’t tour. A great way to Keep The Blues Alive!
Below is the excerpt from their homepage:
In response to this overwhelming COVID-19 situation it became immediately apparent to Karen Gottheimer that help was needed for Blues Artists that are losing income as a result of cancelled concerts worldwide. The Blues Foundation would surely be too overwhelmed to just start streaming every artist on their platform… She wanted to provide a robust platform for live streaming these artists that don’t have the technical ability – keeping them distanced from their fans and contacts worldwide. The resuslt was: Can’t Stop The Blues. A 100% Not for Profit (Title Pending) Organization that enables Blues Artists to connect with fans who have the passion for the Blues and the passion to HELP, DONATE and CONTRIBUTE to the Blues artists we all love. Can’t Stop The Blues does not take any money that you donate to these artists during their live streams. What We DO is bring thousands of fans TO the artist in a “Virtual Venue” and provide them all the information we can to help that featured Artist in any way possible. Directly to that Artist in real time. The engagement and interaction is protected, secure and free. And the stream is in professional quality.
Jonn Del Toro Richardson Live Stream
on Can't Stop the Blues, Wednesday, April 1, 8pm.
Mudcat Live Stream
on Country Blues Quaran Tunes, Wednesday, April 1, 7pm.
Devon Allman Live Shows:
Thursday, April 2, 8pm, 80's Night
Sunday, April 5, 5pm, All Allmans
Diana Rein Live Stream
on Can't Stop the Blues, Thursday, April 2, 8pm.
Motor City Josh records a song from scratch on Facebook Live, Saturday, April 4, 8pm.
Gary Hoey Live Streamon Can't Stop the Blues, Saturday, April 4, 9pm.
Randall Bramblett on Facebook Live, Tuesday, April 7, 8pm.
Live Blues Calendar …
This week and for the foreseeable future, we encourage you to support the directive for social isolation -- although it's hard for us sociable folks!
We're leaving the April events for now and we'll see what happens as we muddle through. Your guess is as good as ours as to whether or not the venues will be reopened and tours restarted by then.