For those wondering how musicians are faring in New Orleans, look no further than this livestreamed event. The Musician Treatment Foundation Livestream Benefit Concert 2020 will be a livestreamed concert that is chock full of talent. Artists will include Elvis Costello, Preservation Hall Jazz Band (who are headlining the event), The Accidentals, Christopher Brown, and a number of other fantastic musicians. The event will take place this Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m. CST and will be hosted live on the site: mtfusa.org/events/livestream-benefit-2020.
The concert will raise funds to help provide healthcare for musicians who are under-insured or not insured at all, so that they may receive medical treatment when needed and get back to doing what they do best: making New Orleans the musical madhouse that we all love. Although this is not a live event, visitors should allow 10 minutes before the start of the concert to register online for this event, which supports a fantastic set of artists and musicians, as well as a number of guests who will be speaking throughout. And though you must register, tickets are free.
The organization behind the event, the Musician Treatment Foundation, has a simple mission: keep the music playing for everyone. The event will be the culmination of that ethos in a time when musicians will need treatment more than ever before so that they can go back to doing what they love and what brings joy to everyone who visits the city.
Tickets are available now, should you wish to register in advance.