Twang meets psychedelic groove when Billy Strings comes to town. The 28-year-old bluegrass star performed for an empty Ryman Auditorium on October 25th while fans watched through a livestream platform. Strings powerful stage presence allowed his virtual audience to feel like they were front row at the famous Nashville venue and fully immersed in the sound of live music.
Billy Strings announced today that the band will perform a special 120-minute set, live from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday, October 25. Spotify presale began, Oct 14 at 12:00 pm CT at the exclusive early bird price of $19.99. The general on-sale will begin Friday, Oct 16 HERE.
Billy Strings celebrates anniversary of 'Home' with surprise debut headline performance at Red Rocks Live Stream
Billy Strings surprised fans with a special announcement over the weekend that the band will be performing live from Red Rocks for a live streaming event happening on Saturday, Sept 26 at 6pm MT. The band will play three full sets of music to a crowdless Red Rocks Amphitheatre via nugs.tv and Cinematics for their first-ever headlining performance. The video production, which will utilize the latest Red Digital Cinema, Blackmagic Design & DJI Drone 6k cameras mixed with the 7C Cinema live style, will treat viewers to a one-of-a-kind
Billy Strings kicked off his "Meet Me At The Drive-In Tour" this past weekend with three shows in Wilkes-Barre, PA at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The band has just announced a partnership with TourGigs that will give fans access to video stream the sold out Sept 16 and 17 performances from the McHenry Outdoor Theater in McHenry, IL, located just outside of Chicago.
Fans may purchase live video streams for the shows individually:
The Summer Camp Music Festival team is excited to officially release the confirmed artists to date for the 20th Anniversary celebration, which will now take place May 28th - 30th, 2021 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. Sticking closely to the original lineup, organizers report that the majority of 2020’s acts have been confirmed for 2021, including headliners, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy Strings, Three Six Mafia, Rezz, STS9, and Tipper among others. As expected, longtime host bands of the fest, moe. and Umphrey’s McGee are also returning in 2021. The festival is still working through logistics with some artists, so they say to expect even more announcements and surprises in the coming months.
Do you dance when you stream a show? I can’t do it. But I’ll admit, as the stage lights came up, replacing Billy Strings’ concert poster, I could feel the gooseflesh on my arms perking up. What is a full concert experience right now? Interactive? Maybe. Original? Definitely. Happening now; unfolding with, or in spite, of me. The energy on stage must be manifested in a different way. So, what is the place of the viewer? We no longer are wrapped up in the vibe we are helping to create.
Billy Strings, who has been hailed as the future of bluegrass, transcending tradition and genre with his high velocity, flat-picking guitar technique and intense, confessional songwriting, will continue his ambitious live streaming/virtual touring project "STREAMING STRINGS 2020" which kicked off on July 16 at Nashville's Brooklyn Bowl. In its entirety, the tour will span across five iconic Nashville venues totaling nine live-streamed shows.
It is easy to understand that musicians whose lifeblood is not only playing for a crowd but feeding off their audience’s liveliness would feel an unfillable void during these unusual times. From a fan’s perspective, they couldn’t think of anywhere better to be than with their favorite band, with that crowd, in that sacred space of connectivity. It’s hard to imagine the artists wouldn’t have that similar longing as playing for a packed music hall isn’t safe for the foreseeable future.