AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin is called the dwell music capital of the world, however dwell music is one thing we haven’t heard numerous the previous 12 months.
When the pandemic hit Austin, music venues shutdown and musicians have been left with nowhere to play.
“All artists have been hit so arduous by the pandemic,” stated Cory Baker, Lengthy Heart CEO. “So, we have been in a position to do some on-line and digital concert events and issues like that, however they’re nonetheless struggling.
Now as Texas begins to slowly reopen and loosen some restrictions, we’re seeing extra occasions like Long Live Music.
This live performance sequence is devoted to highlighting Austin’s artistic tradition by bringing collectively quite a few touring artists.
That is in partnership with the Lengthy Heart and the Luck Household Basis to assist help Musically Fed, which is a nonprofit group that’s working throughout the nation to offer unemployed musicians and music business employees with entry to contemporary meals, dry items and different requirements through the pandemic.
Whereas Baker says it’s good to be again, she remains to be emphasizing security.
“We really feel that pent up demand and we actually need to ship, however after all we need to do it safely,” stated Baker. “So we’ve social distancing on the garden and we’ve masks necessities.”
Live performance goers additionally should get a COVID-19 pre-check earlier than coming into the venue. Organizers are selling tickets for dates on March 28 and April 3 and 4.