Musicians have joined forces to livestream a concert during Inauguration Day on Friday, Jan. 20, to protest the Inauguration of the 45th president of the U.S., Donald Trump.
Streamstock 2017, an online music and arts festival that describes itself as, “by the people and for the people,” will begin at the same time as the Inaugural Address to raise awareness for various progressive causes.
The festival’s lineup includes Young The Giant, Umphrey’s Magee, Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven, Lettuce, Holly Bowling and more. Additionally, Bill Kreutzmann, drummer of the Grateful Dead, will debut his new project, Bill Kreutzmann’s Rooster Conspiracy, exclusively for the event.
The festival reached out to the public asking for musicians, spoken word artists and poets to submit videos of their work to be a part of the performance. Besides the performance, Streamstock’s main goal is looking to promote progressive causes supported by themselves and the bands on the lineup.
The grassroots project hopes the event will help bring awareness to groups like the NAACP, ACLA, GLAAD, Women’s Rights and Environmental Organizations, Standing Rock and more, which they feel will need additional support under the Trump presidency.
In order to view the event, viewers must have the Facebook Messenger app. Visit the Streamstock 2017 Facebook page to download their app. The event launches at 10 a.m.