BY: JOEY REAMS
Some of Washington’s biggest names in the music industry are coming together to help save the small venues they all once started in. Starting at 7:30 pm PST on Thursday, March 18, “Band Together Washington” will live stream through Keep Music Live’s Facebook and YouTube pages and Keep Music Live’s website. The performances will most likely be available to watch on YouTube once it’s over. Some of the highlights from the lineup include Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, and The Presidents of the United States.
The event is free to watch, but donations are accepted and will support Keep Music Live’s efforts to provide grants to small, independent music venues in Washington.
Hosted by Sir Mix-a-Lot and Rachel Flotard, Band Together Washington will feature concert rarities, discussions, live performances, and more by Ali Hedrick, Allen Stone, Brandi Carlile, Cedric Walker, Chris Ballew, Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band, Daniel Pak, Duff McKagan Eva Walker, Foo Fighters, Gifted Gab, Jeremy Enigk, Joel McHale, Karli Ingersoll, Kathleen Hanna, Macklemore, Manny Cawaling, Matt Cameron, Megan Jasper, Mike McCready, Nate Mendel, Neko Case, Pearl Jam, The Presidents of the United States of America, Rainn Wilson, Shannon Welles, The Black Tones, Tomo Nakayama, Tres Leches, Trey Many, Visqueen, and Walking Papers, among others.
“We are so thankful to see our community rally together to support the small, independently-owned music venues in Washington state. Many of the artists participating in Band Together Washington got their start in these small venues,” said Manny Cawaling, board president for Keep Music Live. “Band Together Washington will be a celebration Washington’s live music culture and its future.”
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