Trey Anastasio Announces ‘The Beacon Jams’ Livestream Series
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will perform The Beacon Jams, a series of free livestream concerts originating from The Beacon Theatre in New York City. The shows will be held on eight consecutive Fridays between October 9 and November 27 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT via Twitch.
Anastasio will mix acoustic and electric performances at the audience-free concerts, which are expected to include “an array of surprises” and “home audience interaction.” Net proceeds from the run will go towards the new Divided Sky Fund (DSF) through Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation focusing on the delivery of therapeutic and compassionate treatment to those struggling with addiction with the aim of opening a treatment center in Vermont. Viewers will be asked to donate throughout the series.
“When we thought about playing the Beacon, I was reminded of the meaning of the word,” Anastasio said in a statement. “A beacon is a beam of light, often from a lighthouse, which sends it out to sailors who are lost at sea and all alone. They look for the beacon and it guides them home.
“Sometimes gifts come wrapped in strange packages,” added the guitarist. “A lot of this is thanks to Twitch and our friends and family at MSG Entertainment. When the idea to do these benefits was born, everybody at MSG Entertainment jumped in and partnered with us and the Divided Sky Fund, which is very kind of them. This is an opportunity for forward motion.”
Trey recently became the first musician to perform in-studio for a late-night television show, when he teamed up with The Roots for “I Never Needed You Like This Before” on the August 11th episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I Never Needed You Like This Before” is one of 15 songs recorded by the guitarist at home while self-quarantining that appeared on Lonely Trip, an album released on July 31.
Watch a trailer for The Beacon Jams below: