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The Blues Foundation has created an Emergency Relief Fund for musicians.
PAYING THE BLUES FORWARD
This is a GoFundMe fundraiser started by Mike Zito and Nick Moss to raise for their fellow blues musicians. They are asking artists who are in need of assistance to contribute a song for this project and in return are going to try and raise $1000 each for the artist and their band members.
SOCIAL DISTANCING PRESENTS
A new Facebook page that promotes artists who live stream shows from their home. According to Mark Guarino, a Chicago journalist who created the page, artists can create event pages for upcoming shows, and can include a PayPal or Venmo account so fans can donate what they can afford to help the musicians.
PAY THE MUSICIANS
The Chicago Blues Revival nonprofit, which was created last year to support the Chicago blues community, has set up a one-stop shop where you can watch blues videos and pay the musicians directly. The site currently has 12 musicians who have contributed videos to the site and more will be added regularly.
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LIVE AT ROSA'S
Rosa's Lounge will be streaming some live shows from its Facebook page, including Pete Galanis' birthday party on Friday and Joanna Connor on Saturday. It's free, but you can send a tip if you want at paypal.me/rosaslounge.
GoFundMe: Support Rosa's Lounge Employees
The Bandsintown official channel on Twitch (which, if I knew what that was, I would be too young to collect social security). I do know that it is another option for bands to live stream their performances. Here's what the email says:
MUSICIANS (to promote your live streams):