Copper City Quarantine Concert 2 will be streamed on Facebook pages Rome Capitol Theatre, Copper City Brewing Company & 315 Music at 8 p.m. this evening.
What began as an idea to put together a virtual concert has turned into a fundraiser to benefit the Capitol Arts Complex and the launch of what organizers are calling, “The Capitol Music Festival.”
The first virtual concert raised more than $2,000. So now 315 Music, Copper City Brewing, Entertainment Services and RickE.Lewis.com, are working together to bring what they hope will be a continuing concert series with the working title, “The Capitol Music Festival.”
A portion of the money raised in these virtual concerts will be used for concert expenses, including payment of the artists and other expenses associated with hosting a festival.
“We love it when musicians donate their time to help us out, but at the same time we are an arts organization and we want to support the artists...they’re performing their trade,” said Capitol Arts Complex Executive Director Art Pierce. “So what we want to do is use funds from these virtual concerts to fund an actual physical concert and the Capitol Theatre when we’re open again, and to hire many of these same musicians. We are working on details and will announce them periodically. We are looking at spring 2021, with a specific date to be announced.”
This week’s Copper City Quarantine Concert includes music by Taryn Suprenant, Seth Becker and Nash Robb performing Buffalo Kill, J. Schnitt performing a song written on the day of the shoot, Cait Devin, Isaac French with the song, “Taking Shots,” and a special encore presentation of Jon Liebing’s song, “Stumble and Run.”
The virtual concert will run about 30 minutes.