Bob Weir took to social media on Monday to announce a new weekly live stream series, Weir Wednesdays. Every Wednesday night, Nugs.tv will broadcast archival Bob Weir and Wolf Bros shows for free on both the Nugs.tv website and Weir’s Facebook page.
The new, weekly live stream series will begin this Wednesday, April 8th at 8:00 p.m., with an airing of the November 10th, 2018 show which saw the Grateful Dead guitarist, bassist Don Was, and drummer Jay Lane perform a two-set show at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre with help from special guest, Warren Haynes. Visit nugs.tv’s website or Weir’s Facebook to watch.
Furthermore, in his Facebook post, Weir compelled fans to donate, if able, to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund here, in lieu of paying for the weekly streams. As most everyone is aware by now, the entire music industry has faced a virtual shutdown amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as governments around the world implement social distancing and self-quarantine guidelines.
Nugs has also partnered with a variety of other bands for weekly webcasts, providing fans with live stream options every night of the week. On Mondays, Umphrey’s McGee hosts a free webcast series through nugs and on Tuesdays, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will host Rad Night in America followed by Phish‘s archival Dinner and a Movie webcast series. On Wednesdays, The Disco Biscuits hold a regular Relax & Recline archival series, followed by Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Swamp Family TV on Thursdays. The weekend then gets started with The String Cheese Incident‘s Friday Night Cheese broadcasts of classic incidents and Dead & Company’s One More Saturday Night archival series before closing out with Widespread Panic’s Never Miss A Sunday Show.
Additionally, Nugs has also partnered with 11E1even for a virtual festival webcast series, Live From Out There, that will run until the end of April and feature performances by Goose, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Cycles, Aqueous, Magic Beans, Holly Bowling, SunSquabi, Kitchen Dwellers, Twiddle, and more.