Musicians turn to virtual concerts to connect with fans during COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 10:10 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 23:36:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The COVID-19 outbreak has closed music venues across Nashville for health and safety reasons, forcing musicians to get creative to keep their music going.

Many have turned to virtual concerts through social media to connect with fans. Monday night, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood performed together on Facebook. Keith Urban also performed on Instagram with his wife Nicole Kidman by his side.

As officials at the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. heard about more and more virtual concerts, they decided to compile a list online so fans in Nashville and across the country can stay in the loop with their favorite artists.

“Basically, if you can’t come to Music City, we will bring Music City to you,” said Deana Ivey, Executive Vice President of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.

Music City Bandwidth, shows a list of upcoming shows. Officials at the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. say the list will be constantly updated as they learn about more concerts. It currently features musicians from all genres.

“We want to keep people playing and keep people working, and do whatever we can to support them,” said Ivey.

CLICK HERE, for a list of upcoming shows.