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Griffin stages benefit for music clubs

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – Patty Griffin has announced "Patty Griffin A Residency Streaming Live Show from the Continental Club," a three-show livestream residency to be broadcasted from the Continental Club in her hometown of Austin.

The shows will take place Nov. 7, 21 and Dec. 5. Each show in the three-night series will be completely unique with partial proceeds going to benefit 18 independent venues in the country as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate the live music community. Tickets for individual shows and the three-night series go on sale today.

"I'm sure you have heard by now what a devastating moment it is for many live music venues throughout the country," said Griffin. "This translates to job losses on so many levels - the hardworking people that run these venues, book these venues, clean and repair them, take your tickets and serve your beers there, not to mention many musicians like myself who have depended on them for years to not only connect us to income in our touring work, but also for the spirit they extend to us in each community."

"These are places where live music has been loved and nurtured in our country. In Austin alone, it has been estimated that 90 percent of venues have already closed their doors forever. This business for the most part is a labor of love, so not a lot of huge financial safety nets there for many. I am hoping with these shows to raise awareness and maybe a little funding too for some of these places that are struggling to stay afloat in this shut down."

The venues being supported by the concerts are:
ACL Live - Austin, TX
Boothbay Opera House – Boothbay Harbor, Maine
State Theater – Portland, Maine
9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
Union Transfer – Philadelphia
Stuart's Opera House – Nelsonville, OH
Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, N.C.
Duling Hall – Jackson, MS
Rev Hall – Portland, OR
Aladdin Theater – Portland,OR
Neptune Theater – Seattle
Troy Music Hall – Troy, N.Y.
South Orange Performing Arts Center – South Orange, N.J.
Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, N.Y.
Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
The Vic – Chicago
Landmark Theater – Port Washington, N.Y.


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