A California concert venue is offering musicians an opportunity to work despite the shutdown of bars and clubs during changes brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.
The T-Bar Social Club in June Lake invites musicians to stream performances through its Stage Cam, which has high definition and superior sound. Bands can be paid via a “virtual tip jar.” The venue also is offering complimentary lodging at the “Band Condo.”
“Like many business sectors, live music is going to be hugely affected in the short term by the global pandemic,” said Jamie Schectman, the president of the T-Bar Social Club.
“We want to offer an opportunity for bands to help offset some of their lost revenue as well as stay connected with their fans who won’t be able to see them live anytime soon.”
The T-Bar Social Club is located 2 miles off Highway 395 on a circular road called The Loop. It is near Mammoth Lakes and is the first town south of Yosemite’s eastern entrance, 25 minutes away. Wintertime visitors tend to be skiers and snowboarders. In the summertime, it’s fishermen, campers, hikers and bikers.
In 2018, Schectman purchased the Historic Sierra Inn Building, which also includes the June Pie Pizzeria, which remains open and has expanded delivery areas.
The T-Bar Social Club, with its 100 person capacity, has quickly become the Eastern Sierra premier music venue, hosting year round quality live entertainment you would typically find in a much bigger space. National touring artists and groups have included Pato Banton, Tim Bluhm and Nappy Roots, and Reno-Tahoe’s Dead Winter Carpenters, The Sextones and Coburn Station.
To schedule your band’s private live streaming call Schectman at (760)-648-7774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groove Session’s March 7 show starts at 7-minutes, 35-second mark.