Georgia Musicians Raise Spirits During Coronavirus
Local bars and restaurants are closed, music halls are shut down as Georgians are instructed to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak. Artists, with no live audiences, are taking to social media and online streaming platforms to bring fans in-home entertainment.
Atlanta musician Zac Brown took to Instagram to say he’s going to do his best to share music and songs. A guitarist and multi-instrumentalist for the Zac Brown Band, Coy Bowles, released a single last week for children called “All In This Together.”
GPB Radio is compiling a recurring, weekly list of other local artists from all over the state that are performing concerts into your computer screens.
If you are a local artist and would like us to include your online music performance, please leave a comment below.
Broadcasting the spirit of Savannah Music Festival:
The first concert of the 2020 Savannah Music Festival was scheduled for Thursday, March 26, where SMF artists and audiences would have begun a 17-day gathering in historic venues and theatres. Now they’re launching an online alternative called the “SMF at Noon30” that will entertain fans with the spirit of the festival every day at 12:30 p.m. through April 11.
Jason Bible plays the inaugural Quarantine Concerts live stream:
They are planning more concerts like this and you can help support those involved by purchasing a “ticket."
A mini harp concert on St. Patrick’s Day by Macon Harpist Betsy Fitzgerald:
Macon harpist Betsy Fitzgerald, with more than 20 years of experience performing for special events around the world from Walt Disney World to Tokyo, played a virtual conncert on St. Patrick's Day.
The Doghouse Atlanta Superstream showcases local artists daily:
Bird Dog Jubilee used this platform to raise money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. You can watch more live concerts like this on the Doghouse Atlanta Channel.
The Indigo Girls came out with a new single called "Change My Heart:"
The Indigo Girls have released 14 studio records over their career, three live records and three greatest hits compilations. Decatur band members Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are set to release their new studio album Long Look in May.
Your family can sing along with Pete the Cat on Instagram Live every day at noon:
Meet Pete the Cat, star of the bestselling Pete the Cat book series by James Dean! Join the groovy fun with Pete the Cat songs, animated videos and downloadable Pete the Cat activities.