FiLo Festival to bring long-awaited live and virtual performances back to music fans
Celebrating the long-awaited return of live concerts and music festivals, FiLo Festival (www.FiLoFestival.com), a first-of-its-kind music festival featuring live and virtual performances benefiting road crews and support staff of live events, touring artists and independent venues, is set to rock the world from venues around the globe on Saturday, July 10, 2021.
A paradigm-shifting hybrid music festival that will raise the bar to unparalleled heights and powered by Events.com, FiLo Festival will raise much-needed funds for the behind-the-scenes key members of the music world who’ve been left hamstrung financially by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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A ticket is a donation! Tickets start at just $10 apiece for general admission. For $20, festival attendees will receive a general admission ticket and a special limited-edition FiLo Festival commemorative NFT. Tickets are on sale now at filofestival.com.
Featuring both live and virtual performances, FiLo Festival will showcase a number of the top bands and artists from throughout the music world. They include Sammy Hagar, Bob Weir, Midland, Questlove, Dave Schools, David Crosby, Lee Brice, Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce, Slightly Stoopid and more than 50 others with additional bands and artists confirming daily.
“Here’s one for the folks that bring me to you,” said FiLo Fest Host Bob Weir, who will share stories about crews during the event, going as far back as the beginning of his Grateful Dead days from the mid-1960s.
“FiLo Festival is going to be an epic event that will be an opportunity for the leaders of the music industry to take care of the hard-working men and women who have taken care of the artists for decades,” explained FiLo Festival Executive Producer and CEO of RockJet, David Precheur. “Without all these great folks there are no shows and for the last year, very few have been able to do their jobs. They need our help and this is our opportunity to take care of them.”
FiLo Festival is a virtual concert that will feature a combination of live performances and pre-recorded sets. Artists and bands will play for varying lengths, ranging from a couple songs to a complete set, and attendees will have the option of visiting multiple rooms featuring various performers.
A number of partner venues around the country have opened up their music rooms to artists bands in search of a studio from which to perform. Participating venues include Brooklyn Bowl locations in New York City and Nashville; Chelsea Music Hall in New York City; InstrumentHead Studios in Nashville; The Capitol Theater in New York; Tipitina’s in New Orleans; Social Sanctuary in Los Angeles; The Outpost in San Juan Capistrano, California; the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Maui, Hawaii; the Hawaii Theater in Oahu, Hawaii; TRI Studios and Sweetwater in San Francisco; the Alabama Theater in Birmingham, Alabama; the Shakedown Bar in Vail, Colorado; the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado, and the Tractor Tavern in Seattle.
One-hundred percent (100%) of all net proceeds from the event will be earmarked toward road crews and support staffs and distributed thru the For Humanity nonprofit foundation that was started by NBA legend and iconic Deadhead Bill Walton. For Humanity is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Tax ID#: 85-0775635).
Additionally, in an effort to raise the environmental consciousness of festival attendees, performers, and the concert industry as a whole, Filo Fest’s merchandise offering will feature select items from apparel sponsor Everywhere Apparel (www.everywhere.us) that are made with 100% recycled materials.
“We’re proud to be a founding partner of FiLo Fest, and supporting the crews who play a critical role in making live music and culture happen behind the scenes,” said Irys Kornbluth, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Everywhere Apparel. “We’re excited to be a part of this moment, and as the industry gets back on the road, introduce our 100% recycled apparel and recycling solutions for band and festival merchandise.”
FiLo Festival organizers will work with several strategic partners in helping to distribute critical funds that will be raised. They include the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
For more information on FiLo Festival, visit the official website at https://www.filofestival.com/.
Submitted by Scott Yoffe Communications
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