In less than a week, virtual concerts have become the new norm in the music business.
Artists have taken to social media to perform for their fans, the Academy of Country Music is airing an acoustic at-home television special in lieu of the awards ceremony, and Willie Nelson and company will be throwing a tip-only, streamed concert to replace the canceled Luck Reunion, an annual concert hosted by Willie Nelson at his Luck Ranch.
Luck Presents: ‘Til Further Notice will be live-streamed tonight (Thursday, March 19th) at 6pm CT and feature performances from Willie Nelson himself, along with his son Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Randy Houser, Jewel, Paul Cauthen, Nikki Lane and more. And to top it off, all of the artists will be donating their tips to select artists and charities that need a little extra help during this tough times.
“Everyone in our community is gutted. We are gutted. We couldn’t just sit around on Thursday when our event was supposed to take place, knowing that other producers and artists in our industry are also isolated and out of work,” said Luck Productions co-founder Matt Bizer in a statement. “This is our effort to bring back a bit of the Luck spirit, and to try to raise money for the people and charities we care about so deeply.”
If you have nothing to do tonight, and let’s face it most of us don’t, you should go ahead and tune in.