Music with a Cause hosts 'Michiana Bar Aid," a virtual concert series to help local bartenders and servers
SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Today, a night out on the town has a whole new meaning.
Local acts, musicians and comedians are coming together on social media to raise money to help local servers and bartenders left without a job because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Think of it as a digital concert series.
These local performers are bringing the live performances you’d normally see on the weekends at local venues straight to your living room to raise funds in support of service industry workers.
Michiana musicians and artists are hosting their own live-stream performances.
With each performance, they're hoping the audience will donate or tip as you go like you normally would in person.
The GoFundMe campaign has already raised more than $2,000 dollars with a goal of $10,000 dollars.
ABC 57 spoke to members of local band, The 1985, Dan and Lisa Vukmirovich.
They tell ABC 57 they’re going to do everything they can to help the people they consider their extended family.
“The bar and restaurant has just been so good to us and helped embrace us as a newer band relatively a year in a half in our success has been because there has been great people around us supporting what we’re doing. Now that they are in their time of need we want to support them back," said Dan Vukmirovich
100 percent of the funds will be distributed to area bartenders and servers.
On Saturday, April 4th another digital concert series will be held where musicians will play at different venues across the city.
They will be closed to the public but you can find the link to the full line-up here.