Preservation Hall Jazz Band on stage at the 62nd GRAMMYs
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Pickathon Extends A Concert A Day Past 60 Days To Benefit MusiCares
After its impressive A Concert A Day run of 60 high-quality concert videos in 60 days to raise funds for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Pickathon has announced plans to keep the music coming. The series, which has raised more than $140,000 for MusiCares since kicking off in early April, will be extend to include the release of more exclusive festival sets
Thus far, Pickathon's posted sets from a wide array of artists, including Margo Price, Mac Demarco, Sierra Hull, Built To Spill, Mereba, Nathaniel Rateliff and many more. The new back of sets have included Wolf Parade, and coming up next are shows from from the Pickathon vault featurung Langhorne Slim, Charley Crockett, Open Mike Eagle, Blind Pilot, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, among others.
“We started the Concert A Day series because our cultural and artistic communities are suffering right now,” Pickathon founder and director Zale Schoenborn said in a statement. "Our goal was to help support the artists that were depending on Pickathon and other festivals in 2020, and that’s why we’re continuing this as long as we possibly can.”
With all music festivals forced to postpone or cancel in 2020, PIckathon offers a much needed substitute for the live music experience with their high-quality concert videos. "Drawn from never-before-seen multi-cam, post-edited, and mastered footage of their stunning and groundbreaking audio visual experiences. The series has a level of quality unmatched among livestreams right now," Pickathon added.
The series is one of the largest ongoing fundraisers for MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, and will continue to raiser funds to support music people affected by the coronavirus crisis.
You can view all of Pickathon's exclusive festival sets on their YouTube page.
Learn more about how you can donate to or apply for assistance via the Recording Academy's and MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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