Copper City Brewing Company in Rome has partnered with Entertainment Services, RickELewis.com, The Beer Next Door and 315 Music to curate a virtual concert dubbed the Copper City Quarantine Concert to benefit the Capitol Arts Complex. Organizers recorded each musician individually at the brewery over the course of several nights and will be streaming the event simultaneously on the Copper City Brewing, Capitol Theatre and 315 Music Facebook pages on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Musicians participating in the event include a whos-who of scene veterans and up-and-comers, each performing one or two songs. The event will also feature interview segments with musicians and business owners who have been affected by the shutdown.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown musicians and venues into a tailspin, resulting in artists turning to social media to conduct concerts from their couches. Venues have been forced to shutter their doors until it is safe for people to gather again, causing a loss in revenue. One venue in particular that has been affected by the shutdown is the non-profit Capitol Arts Complex in Downtown Rome. The hub of the West Dominick Street Arts District is the venerable Capitol Theatre, a 92-year-old movie house along with its two smaller art-house cinemas at Cinema Capitol. All told, the complex hosts nearly 1000 events each year. All proceeds generated from this event will go to the Capitol Arts Complex.