A virtual concert starring Chicago musicians and artists will stream live on YouTube this week to raise money for local non-profit organizations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and "The Voice" contestant Katie Kadan join a roster of Chicago musicians and artists for Thursday's "Our City of Neighbors," a concert from Windy City Indie hosted by Matthew Rodrigues, anchor of NBC Chicago Today.
The idea for a virtual concert featuring Chicago artists came from Sonny Garg and Karen Salmon, who said they have been overwhelmed by the generosity and willingness of artists wanting to help.
"If we don't dig deep to support homegrown creative expression in all of its shapes and forms, it will disappear and our city will lose its vibrancy," Salmon said in a statement.
Proceeds from the event will go to four local non-profit organizations: My Block, My Hood My City, Metropolitan Family Services, Greater Chicago Food Depository and Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.
The virtual concert will air Thursday, April 30 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at www.windycityindie.com.