Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) has announced the lineup for its Virtual Immersion Project dubbed From Here To Anywhere. IGE is best known for its global philanthropic work that sees groups of lucky fans traveling around the globe with some of their favorite musicians in musical excursions.
The lineup for the free From Here To Anywhere stream, set for September 9th at 9 pm ET, includes IGE ambassadors Peter Rowan, Paul Hoffman, Jennifer Hartswick, Al Schnier, Anders Beck, Natalie Cressman, Barry Sless, Bill Nershi, Chris Chew, Mimi Naja, Mihali, Elliott Peck, Grahame Lesh, Holly Bowling, Lebo, James Casey, Jason Hann, Nicki Bluhm, Vince Herman, John Kadlecik, Tim Carbone, Todd Sheaffer, Scott Law, Lindsay Lou, Ross James, Matt Butler, Durga McBroom, Jay Cobb Anderson, Jeff Leonard, Jesse Bardwell, Jill Nershi, Kellen Asebroek, Samson Grisman, Scott Padden, Steve Adams, Tyler Thompson, and Ian Faquini.
This virtual event comes as IGE has been forced to postpone this year’s excursion to Prague until October 2021. Even as the global pandemic stalls the philanthropic work IGE does by funding music all over the world, the new Virtual Immersion Projects have provided ways for the educational nonprofit to continue its work, which to date has funded over 200 creative grants for artists and production crews worldwide.
“Immersions are all of the best things that you would hope for from a concert or festival or a communal experience wrapped into one and stretched over nine or ten days in a beautiful foreign place,” musician and IGE participant Ross James said in a press release. “Meeting people and making friends that you would never meet before. Musical collaborations that are unexpected and spontaneous. It’s all about music and community. Taking what we do and maybe what we can’t quite do at home because of so many different blocks whether it’s ways you’re supposed to act, ways you’re supposed to be – everybody feels a lot more present and in the moment and with each other when we’re all in it together like we are in these Immersions.”
From Here To Anywhere will also see international contributions from IGE Global All-Stars Aaron Feder (Spain), Christine Brebes (Argentina), Constança Rosado (Portugal), Gastão Reis (Portugal), Lluis Gomez (Portugal), Luis Ogando (Portugal), Martino Coppo (Italy), Max De Bernardi + Veronica Sbergia (Italy), Paolo Bonfanti (Italy), Nicolo Bruno (Italy), Pete Shand (Spain), Renato Mont (Portugal), Rui Ferreira (Portugal), and Ricardo Coelho (Portugal).
“IGE believes that art and artists are the voice and conscience of society. Never in our memories has their silence been so profound, or our need for inspiration so imperative,” IGE president and founder Michael Becker said in a statement. “Your participation in and contribution to the Virtual Immersion Project articulates our aspirations and draws us closer in community.”
Tune into the IGE Virtual Immersion Project’s From Here To Anywhere stream September 9th at 9 pm ET via Nugs.tv or the Live For Live Music Facebook page. For more information on IGE, visit its website.