Big Ears Festival in Live Shows & Festivals Posted 12 March 43 minutes ago, JSngry said: Here's a thought, although obviously too late in the game for this year - leverage the whole "work from home" concept and develop a program of streaming content, both from the festival itself and from the artists' homespaces (when they can't travel for whatever reason). Still make physical attendance the best deal by twisting the whole "web-exclusive content" notion on its head by offering live-exclusive content. Develop some kind of goodwill relationship with the local hospitality industry so that they get some kind of a piece of the virtual ticket pie, maybe use that to leverage a better room rate for physical attendees earlier on. It sounds like the festival has gotten enough profile to maybe look for reciprocal tech agreements to make this happen, even to a limited extent. A festival for forward-looking music should do well to consider an equally forward-looking delivery system. I don't see "the world" becoming "normal" again in my lifetime. Between diseases, madmen, and climate (or is that all the same thing?????), get out in front of this shit sooner rather than later, just do not let your audience be denied. Now is definitely not the time for that to happen. Lemons/lemonade/etc. Chiming in to say that, dependent on how this plays out, musicians and other performing artists will have to find a mechanism of delivery lest our work go unheard or, worse still, undone. What this will require is both a degree of vision and the willing efforts of facilitators--i.e., those whose work is centered on the process of organization, documentation, delivery, and audience interface. Those of us unlucky enough to be working musicians at a time filled with uncertainty and sudden disenfranchisement are still trying to respond to the current problem and prepare for contingencies. The big festivals and venues are, I assume, reeling from cancelation costs and lost revenue. Obviously some of us can wear two hats, but this is a problem that may require ingenuity, collaboration, and new voices.