The COVID-19 pandemic has put live concerts on pause for 2020, which means artists, music labels, and music clubs especially have to be creative if they still want to put out live music. DBA New Orleans has not allowed the COVID-19 safety guidelines to stop them from getting music to the people of New Orleans. This Frenchmen Street club's owner says, "We've been hearing from our fans all across the world that they want their fix of live music," so DBA will be hosting from eight to 12 live concerts a week from their new virtual venue: DBA Live.
DBA Live will be streamed through StageIt, allowing concerts to be viewed nationally and internationally. StageIt is an online venue for livestream events; all streams are live, have interactive chats, and allow viewers to donate tips. DBA Live will have a "cover fee," and viewers will also have the opportunity to provide the club with additional support through a virtual tip jar. The cover fee ranges from $5 to $10, depending on the show. Since the shows will all be live, the audience will be able to interact with the artists to ask questions, request songs, and show support.
This week, DBA Live has several concerts that they will be streaming live. Today, there are two shows, starting at 2 p.m. with Little Freddie King and then ending this evening with Soul Brass Band at 8 p.m. The Tin Men play at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 2, followed by Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers at 8 p.m. For the full schedule and for more information, click here.
Bringing music to Frenchmen Street for 20 years, DBA New Orleans wanted to bring something to their fans to fix the live-music void. DBA will continue presenting the same local favorites as always, and more. Be sure to check the schedule frequently to register to see your favorites live on DBA Live.