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Virtual concert series to help Nashville musicians, live venues starts Monday

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 15:30:19-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp is teaming up with the Nashville Music Alliance to help put on virtual concerts to help musicians and live venues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

With many pandemic restrictions still in place, places like The Basement can't host shows like they used to, but you can still support them from home.

Starting Monday night, there will be 30 online concerts featuring 120 Nashville-based musicians that will play at iconic venues such as The Basement, Exit/In, and The Listening Room Café -- some of which have lost 90% of their revenue since the pandemic started.

The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will continue all the way until the end of October.

So how does this help? A relief fund is set up on the Music City Bandwidth site, and you can donate to any of the musicians and venues while you watch the live stream.

Not only does it help them out financially, but venue owners like Exit/In's Chris Cobb also say it's an opportunity to send a positive message.

“I think we need healing right now. And music and heart allow us to heal, come together, they’re universal. It’s what we do. It’s what musicians, artists do. It’s who they are. It’s not just what they do. It’s who they are,” said Cobb.

Here's a full lineup of shows.