Curbside Concerts Service Brings Socially Distant Concerts To Fans
Members of Umphrey’s McGee, Dopapod, Kung Fu and more are among the musicians offering “socially-distant” live performances right outside music fans’ homes using the new Curbside Concerts platform. Fans can see a list of participating artists that are available to play on their driveway, in their yard or at another mutually agreeable safe space by entering their address into the service’s website.
Curbside Concerts was put together in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic’s brutal effect on the live music industry by a team that includes Pink Talking Fish and Particle bassist Eric Gould. “We live in a challenging time and the energy of live music can create such joy for people. It’s been greatly missed,” explained Gould in a statement. “This is a way for live music to happen face-to-face, for musicians and music lovers with a mutual respect for safety.”
Hosts are responsible for providing power to the musicians, who will drive to the address provided, ready their gear, plug-in and play. Those purchasing the concerts can invite other people to enjoy the performance as long as all attendees abide by social distancing guidelines and local ordinances. Curbside Concerts are available in 60, 90 and 120 minute increments with prices starting at $100 and varying from there based on the artist. Head to the service’s website to book a concert, find a FAQ, list of concert rules and other information.
Watch Gould describe the service in the video below: