My Morning Jacket now joins fellow headline-level acts like Dead & Company, Phish, and more as the latest band to launch an archive concert video series as the live music industry continues its ongoing hiatus. Announced on Wednesday, My Morning Jacket will share full-show, pro-shot footage from their past performances every month beginning with their 2016 performances at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, TN and the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA.
The band’s 2016 Shaky Knees performance will broadcast for free this Friday (May 1st) beginning at 8 p.m. ET via the My Morning Jacket Facebook and YouTube pages, along with the popular concert streaming platform Nugs.tv. The Tivoli Theatre performance is now available via Nugs. Similar to the webcast setup for other bands, MMJ is asking fans to donate what money they can to a set non-profit or philanthropic beneficiary, with this week’s being Crew Nation.
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My Morning Jacket’s last performance took place this past August at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium following a brief run of select shows at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and New York’s The Capitol Theater. The band is set to appear at Southern California’s Ohana Festival scheduled for the weekend of September 25th–27th at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA, but any event’s future is a mystery due to the global health crisis—as of this week, there are one million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States.
MMJ singer/guitarist Jim James has kept himself busy over the last few weeks, has he’s shared remote performances in tribute to Bill Withers and John Prine.
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Friends!!! In times like these it feels more important than ever to come together. While we can’t gather in person, we’re excited to announce that over the coming months we will be streaming some videos of archival shows. First up, a live webcast of our show from @shakykneesfest 2016. Tune in Friday at 8pm ET on the My Morning Jacket Facebook and YouTube pages as well as at nugs.tv. We’ve had a bunch of shows available for download on nugs.net and starting today they’re available to stream as part of nugs.net’s live music subscription service. + We’ve added two new shows: our 2016 show from @tivolichatt in Chattanooga as well as the Shaky Knees show (available Friday after the webcast). New archival shows will be added each month. For each webcast, we’ll be suggesting donations to a different beneficiary. Donations made during Friday’s webcast will benefit Crew Nation, dedicated to extending a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who depend on shows and tours to make a living. While you watch, we hope you’ll considering contributing.