Over the next eight weeks, Trey Anastasio is going to be doing a virtual residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Dubbed The Beacon Jams, the residency will run from Oct. 9 through Nov. 27, with a show streaming for free on Twitch at 8pm ET each Friday. The series of shows will include both acoustic and electric sets without a live audience. However, a press release promises an interactive element and teases “an array of surprises” as well.
Although the concerts will stream for free on Anastasio's Twitch channel, fans will be encouraged to donate to Phish’s non-profit, the WaterWheel Foundation, and its new Divided Sky Fund. All proceeds will go toward helping those affected by addiction and plans to open a treatment center in Vermont.
“When we thought about playing the Beacon, I was reminded of the meaning of the word,” Anastasio said in a statement. “A beacon is a beam of light, often from a lighthouse, which sends it out to sailors who are lost at sea and all alone. They look for the beacon and it guides them home. Sometimes gifts come wrapped in strange packages. A lot of this is thanks to Twitch and our friends and family at MSG Entertainment. When the idea to do these benefits was born, everybody at MSG Entertainment jumped in and partnered with us and the Divided Sky Fund, which is very kind of them. This is an opportunity for forward motion.”
Watch a teaser for The Beacon Jams below.
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Article Image: Trey Anastasio performing with Phish on Sept. 1, 2018. (Julio Enriquez [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.)