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Peace, Indie Bookstores and Music: Bookstock 2020

Indie bookshops, authors, and musicians around the United States are banding together for a two-day virtual concert. This event has the goal of bringing together artists to collaborate and raise money to support their communities.

Bookstores, music shops and venues, performers, and artists have all been severely impacted by the effects of COVID and the closed doors and canceled gigs due to quarantine. Bookstock 2020 aims to unite the two, streaming performances of live music recorded in small bookshops around the country.

“Unite music and books into an artistic and cultural revolution for local and slow”, Organizer Eddy Nix says, seeing the Bookstock 2020 concept this as a “limitless virtual space that can foster long-term relationships between communities whose needs are more than just steady work, but in truth, dollars keeps the lights on.”

Eddy Nix of Driftless Books and Music in Wisconsin and Minnesota singer-songwriter David Huckfelt felt helpless seeing all the closed shops and housebound musicians on the internet. Quickly they birthed an idea for bringing print and music culture together, and with their close-knit book and music community, a grassroots coalition was formed: the cooperative Bookstock 2020 idea sprouted wings.  

Join musicians like Adam Greuel, Charlie Parr, David Huckfelt, Greg Brown, and Kate Macleod. Performers and artists are signing up even still, so keep an eye on the schedule to see who pops up soon!

Bookstock 2020 will stream live online beginning May 15. For more information on participating performers, bookstores, authors, or to participate or sponsor, visit www.bookstockcoop.com, visit their Facebook event page, or write the good folks at bookstock2020@gmail.com.

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