A Virtual Music Experience

Picture by Melinda Modisette

Many businesses and individuals are struggling to keep some form of income during the COVID-19 pandemic, and musicians are among those most affected. People are staying away from restaurants where musicians might have played and nearly all concerts have been cancelled or postponed. For this reason, restaurants and musicians in Jackson, Tennessee have teamed up to extend the live music and dining experience to people quarantined at home. The project, titled ‘Music and Chill’ has local musicians and bands perform through a livestream on a restaurant’s social media, and even includes virtual tips as a way for the listener’s to interact.

Although our circumstances undenaibly have more cons than pros, the inability to congregate has initiated many new ideas in technology and entertainment that otherwise might not have come to fruition. Live music from the comfort of your own home is something we might be appreciating long after we’ve forgotten about COVID-19.

Read more at https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2020/04/11/music-and-chill-hopes-help-musicians-during-coronavirus-quarantine/5131856002/

Have any ideas for a positive event? Leave a comment. We would love to hear your suggestions!

2 thoughts on “A Virtual Music Experience

  1. Hi Andrew! Thanks for drawing attention to an issue that is close to my heart. With retirement, I volunteered for two wonderful local non-profit organizations that bring essential live music to our community. They are AMP Concerts and the Jazz Outpost. With COVID 19, these two organizations have had to cease live productions. Fortunately, they are remaining viable with on line communications and arranging live streaming events. Their web sites provide powerful avenues for us to stay engaged with live music. I have been fortunate to have the time and technology to enjoy live streaming of music on several platforms; Youtube, Facebook and other organizational sites. Musicians are between a rock nd a hard place these days. Their livelihoods depend on live shows and merchandise sales. Now their streaming events even depend on virtual tip jars. I am hoping that the live music scene will return even more powerfully, but that future is still tenuous and probably quite a while aways… I hope that our musicians and their organizations can remain viable through this challenging time.



    Thanks, again, Andrew for bringing attention to this vital issue. MrN


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