Jason Isbell, Ashley Monroe and Old Crow Medicine Show are among the Tennessee musicians who will appear in a series of interactive concerts to be streamed in a high-traffic area of Chicago. The idea is part of a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Nashville marketing agency FlyteVu.
Scheduled for May 23-25, the exclusive live streamed concert series will offer performances at iconic attractions in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. The performances will be streamed onto a two-sided video wall in a high-traffic location in Chicago and will have interactive capabilities between artist and audience as well as a 360-degree panoramic camera angle, making it the first long-distance concert if its kind.
Chicago is a top tourism market for the state of Tennessee. Due to direct flight paths into the state’s major airports and close geographical driving range, Tennessee has become an easily accessible destination for many tourists from the area.
Citizen Cope will take the stage on May 23 live from the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in his hometown of Memphis. Isbell and Old Crow Medicine Show will perform separate shows from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 24. Monroe is scheduled to sing from the historic Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville on May 25.
“As the birthplace of so many genres, Tennessee’s musical history roots are deep with ground-breaking events,” said Kevin Triplett, Commissioner of Tourist Development. “The three days of streamed concerts, showcasing the amazing talent of Citizen Cope, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Ashley Monroe, feature the wide variety of music that is ours. Originating from Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville highlights these music destinations and venues as well as the artists and their music. And it makes this streamed event another incredible first that puts the music stake even deeper in the ground for Tennessee.”
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