As the coronavirus pandemic inspires more and more innovation and creativity, musicians and artists have been putting together some methods of keeping music alive — and tonight, March 19, Willie Nelson and a host of other musicians will participate in ‘Til Further Notice, a free livestream event put on by Luck Productions — the organizers behind Nelson’s Luck Reunion, which was canceled as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
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It's a wild time out there folks. Everyone's lives and livelihoods have been put on hold. From tornadoes to necessary mass cancellations, our community is struggling. Introducing ‘Til Further Notice: a free, tip-only live stream presented by Luck Productions. Join us this Thursday from 6-11pm cst for a show made just for your screen featuring artists like @willienelsonofficial, @jewel, @lukasnelsonofficial, @particlekid, @lucinda_williams, @missmargoprice, @nathanielrateliff, @paulcauthen, @devongilfillian, @randyhouser, @davidramirez, and many more. It’s free to watch, but we’ll have an online tip jar ready for you to donate in support of the artists or the charity of their choice. We couldn't let March 19th fly by without trying to bring our #LuckFamily together. Information on how to tune in, tip, and more is available via the link in our bio with more coming soon. #tilfurthernotice art by @blazebenbrooks • • • • • • • • • @southwestair @titosvodka @tecovas @topochicousa @mezcalelsilencio @amazonmusic @williesremedy @treatyoak @desertdoor @guayaki @arlynstudios @twitch @sonymusic @ascap @gibsonguitar @whiteclaw @juneshineco @kutx @waterloogintx @lagunitasbeer @patron @hotelmagdalena #winesofsubstance
This is all the result of the 2020 Luck Reunion festival — with this virtual concert event popping up as a means of keeping the event in action … sort of.
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Tomorrow. Join us for a free, tip-only streaming event showcasing and supporting our #LuckFamily artists, partners, charities, and makers. From our couch to yours. Link in bio. #tilfurthernotice #luckreunion #togetherathome • • • • • • • @willienelsonofficial @lukasnelsonofficial @particlekid @lucinda_williams @jewel @missmargoprice @paulsimonofficial #edibrickell @jivey @nathanielrateliff @randyhouser @ilovelucius @paulcauthen @davidramirez @nikkilane77 @devongilfillian @earlyjamesandthelatest @katiepruittmusic @treburt @ianfergusonmusic @sunnywarmusic @tamineilsonmusic @thomascsorbamusic @benson9444
Other participating acts have announced their participation, including indie rocker Kurt Vile:
Kurt will be performing as a part of @luckreunion's "Til Further Notice" tonight. Tune in at 6 central, Kurt plays at 930 central.
— Kurt Vile (@therealkurtvile) March 19, 2020
This is the latest example of musicians making special arrangements due to the confusing and tense nature of our current reality, one in which tours have been canceled, bars and restaurants closed, supermarkets ransacked and confusion abound as global concern over the pandemic continues to dominate and change our way of life.
In addition to Rolling Stone launching a special live series with Brian Wilson on Tuesday, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, U2’s Bono, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., the Dropkick Murphys, John Legend and others are among those who’ve adopted this method of keeping the music alive — and keeping souls enriched a bit, as we all navigate the difficulty of the situation before us.