The 2020 iteration of Willie Nelson‘s annual Luck Reunion one-day festival on his Luck Ranch outside of Austin, TX during the week of SXSW was supposed to take place tomorrow (March 19th). The event was to feature live performances across the property throughout the day from Willie Nelson and Family, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Shooter Jennings, Angel Olsen, Margo Price & Friends ft. Jeremy Ivey, The Black Lips and more. The festival, like every other live event in North America this month, was forced to make major changes thanks to the spread of COVID-19.
Thankfully, the show will go on, sort of, by way of a digital webcast. Announced on Wednesday, the free livestream branded as ‘Til Further Notice will feature performances from Willie, his sons Lukas and Micah, Jewel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Paul Cauthen, Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey, Randy Houser, David Ramirez, Tre Burt, Ian Ferguson, Devon Gilfillian, Early James, Sunny War, and Ida Mae, with more to be announced.
The stream takes place on Thursday afternoon beginning at 6 p.m. CST and continues until 11 p.m CST. Some of the streamed will take place at Arlyn Studios in nearby Austin, while others will be coming in live as filmed by the artists themselves from the safety of their own homes. As mentioned above, the webcast will be free, and fans are encouraged to donate “tips” to be distributed “equally and transparently” to the artists and teams continuing to put on this cyber festival.
“Really looking forward to this. Hopefully, it will be as therapeutic for the folks that tune in as it will be for me,” Margo Price said of the scheduled televised event via her Twitter.
Fans can tune in to LuckReunion.com/tilfurthernotice, Twitch.tv/luckreunion, or Facebook.com/lucktexasreunion at any time between the above-mentioned time-frame to watch the stream. Click here for more information. You can also watch the stream below:
The in-person version of the Luck Reunion isn’t the only major festival canceled or postponed thanks to the caution surrounding coronavirus. Bonnaroo, Backwoods at Mulberry, Glastonbury, and New Orleans Jazz Fest are some of the major festivals canceled just this week as fans around the country will spend their time indoors to prevent the spread of the virus.
Introducing ‘Til Further Notice: a free tip-only live stream. Join us 3/19 at 6pm cst for a show ft. artists like @willienelson @jeweljk @lukasnelson @jacmnelson3 @missmargoprice @NRateliff & more. More info on how to tune in & tip with more coming soon https://t.co/DKSFgs0xTT pic.twitter.com/vGmp9IqvDv
— Luck Reunion (@LuckReunion) March 18, 2020