Starting tomorrow evening will be the first in a line up of “Pandemic Porch Sessions”, which are live streamed concerts from the porches of Vancouver to living rooms anywhere! Sessions will be taking place between October to March.
The event starts October 17 at 7 PT and tickets are available with varied options depending on what you can afford. Starting with “Under / Unemployed” tickets for 11.62 to “The Feeling Generous” Tickets for 22.23.
The event is organized by Anna Whelan and will be streamed live from her porch. It was created in an effort to bring more people together virtually during the harsh winter months we will inevitably face as COVID continues to keep everyone physically a part. She is joined by Jessica Benini a Vancouver singer-songwriter who is known for blending genres such as folk and pop. As well as musical and artist Byron Hanson who has been a part of some BC choirs and has played the cello for the rock band Ten Suns.
Pandemic Porch Sessions/ Facebook
This livestream event is funded by Showcase BC, a grant program that came about admits the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to support BC musicians. Musicians were some of the most immediately affected people by the pandemic, losing live concerts meant the majority of their income in a short period of time was gone. This grant program is funded by the Province of British Columbia to help both established and up and coming BC artists.
The event is meant to be casual and fun a way to tell stories and play songs in an intimate environment. To be connected with others while still remaining safe in your homes. If you are able to join, check out this rad event and purchase tickets here.
To see if you yourself are applicable for a Showcase BC music grant click here.