Digital Club Festival 2000
The roster of more than 200 artists will include punk pranksters Blink-182, roots rockers Wilco, the always-eclectic Widespread Panic, and Acoustic Vaudeville starring Aimee Mann and Michael Penn.
The event will see at least 30 venues in more than 25 cities presenting the artists live from the regional nightspots that made them famous.
Innovative cybercasting technologies will allow the webcast to be seen by a global audience via the Digital Club Network Web site, and re-casts of performances from every participating venue will run throughout the four-day event.
“By inviting major artists to perform in the local clubs that gave them their start, the Digital Club Festival will enable some of today’s hottest acts to embrace a new live platform that combines the intimacy of a small club with the reach of a world tour,” Digital Club Network CEO/President Andrew Rasiej said.
The Digital Club Festival will present a nightly lineup of artists through a national network of regional venues with a combined attendance in excess of 60,000.
Participating venues include 7th Street Entry and First Avenue in Minneapolis; the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.; the Bluebird Theatre and Ogden Theatre in Denver; Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn., The Knitting Factory, Brownie’s and S.O.B.’s in NYC; Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, R.I.; McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Los Angeles, The Casbah in San Diego, Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J.; and The Metro in Chicago.