It’s our seventh week of serving up A Concert A Day to support MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and we’re not slowing down. We’re amazed to have so many incredible partners, sponsors, and artists continuing to come on board with the goal of helping as many artists as we possibly can! Together we’ve become one of the most active and successful continuous fundraisers for MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund. Through their partnership with MusiCares via the Spotify Covid-19 Music Relief project, Spotify will also match any donation raised during A Concert A Day livestreams, dollar for dollar, up to a collective total of $10 million! To celebrate, they’ve put together the official A Concert A Day Spotify playlist. Be sure to follow it to listen to all the A Concert A Day performers, spanning genres, cultures, languages, and really expresses what makes Pickathon’s lineups so special!
This week kicks off with two energetic Galaxy Barn performances, starting with beloved alt-folk rock powerhouse Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and followed by thrillingly irreverent punk imagineers A Giant Dog. Wednesday brings us Pickathon favorites Fruit Bats, with a 2019 Woods Stage performance from the sea-legged folk-rock auteurs. The week also brings us performances from Hawaiian multi-instrumentalist soul phenom Ron Artis II, progressive western swing trio The Quebe Sisters, and GRAMMY-nominated Turkish pysch rock experimentalists Altin Gün. On Saturday, we have Broken Social Scene’s historic Mt. Hood Stage performance. The expansive indie-rock collective played Pickathon for the first time in 2018 after asking if they could come join us. “We asked [Pickathon] if we could do it,” said bandleader Kevin Drew. “We’d heard about it for years…Anything that just promotes music for the sake of music, family, local establishments, volunteers, all those things, that’s music for the sake of music. And we don’t get to play those all the time. So it’s an honor…We’re all in this together.” We’re immensely pleased to continually partner with such incredible artists to share such a great collection of performances in support of musicians and this week is no exception.
With partnership from The Recording Academy, A Concert A Day brings a previously unreleased concert from Pickathon, premiering each day at 1:00pm Pacific (4:00pm Eastern) on Facebook (across Pickathon, The Recording Academy, artist and partner pages), Instagram, Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, and YouTube. All donations go directly to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, matched dollar for dollar by Spotify. Thanks to Amazon Music, The Recording Academy, Spotify, Bandsintown, Wayfinder Beer, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Klean Kanteen, Travel Portland, Brooklyn Vegan, Live for Live Music, Consequence of Sound, Jambase, Saving Country Music, and American Songwriter. •
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Monday: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Tuesday: A Giant Dog
Wednesday: Fruit Bats
Thursday: Ron Artis II
Friday: Altin Gün
Saturday: Broken Social Scene
Sunday: The Quebe Sisters
About A Concert A Day
As we fight COVID-19 together, the power of music to bring hope, foster community, and encourage mental health is more resonant than ever. With this in mind, we are so excited to present A Concert A Day starting April 8, an initiative to help musicians and artist communities through the Recording Academy’s MUSICARES® organization. During this time of hardship, with so many artists unable to tour and so many people stuck at home, we’re opening our vaults to premiere one full concert a day for 60 days, streaming for free via The Recording Academy’s Facebook page, Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, and on YouTube as part of #StayHome #WithMe. All donations received will go to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Every day at 1:00PM (PDT), starting tomorrow, we will premiere a full set from Pickathon’s past with unprecedented direct support from the Recording Academy, Amazon Music, and YouTube. Each concert will remain up for only 3 days before being taken down, making each one a limited-time event, so don’t postpone! Gather your friends and family (virtually or from a safe distance, of course) and relive these memorable sets and donate to MusiCares right from your video feed.
Please tell your friends, post, share, and help us spread the word. We want these incredible concerts to be seen by everyone and raise as much money as we can to support artists in need.