Marcus King Raises $80,000 for MusiCares

Article Contributed by Big Feat PR | Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

24 year old phenom singer and songwriter, Marcus King, announced today Four of A Kind, Live From Nashville live stream event series and auction raised $80,000 for MusiCares, with Spotify matching proceeds donated through their Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.
 
Discussing the event recently with Pollstar Magazine, King stated, “The idea to do four shows came about because I wanted to give people some variety. If we’re playing a three- or four-night run, we don’t like to repeat material or recycle anything.” He added, “We are supporting MusicCares and helping musicians in these trying times because they’ve been a success and musicians are getting hit pretty hard not getting to do what we love.”
 
The series took place over four weeks every Monday July 13 - August 3 and included notable musical guests such as Billy Strings, Brent Hinds from Mastodon, Jennifer Hartswick, Devon Gilfillian as well as singer-songwriter Early James. The event received widespread media acclaim from tastemaker media such as  Rolling Stone who praised the last performance of the series who stated, “With a cast of Nashville musicians like Devon Gilfillian and Early James, the singer-guitarist breathes new life into the Band’s warhorse.” The event was held in a safe and socially distant production space in Nashville and on-demand viewing of the performances ended yesterday. Watch performance clips including “Say You Will” here and “Honey” here.
 
King also last week announced a string of drive-in shows, beginning in September. Performing as Marcus King Trio at outdoor venues up and down the Eastern United States. Dates and locations below.
 
MARCUS KING TRIO: LIVE AT THE DRIVE-IN TOUR DATES
Friday, September 4 - Cape Cod, MA @ The Yarmouth Drive-in
Saturday, September 5 - East Swanzey, NH @ Cheshire Fair
Sunday, September 6 - Scranton, PA @ Circle Drive-In
Tuesday, September 8 - Morris, CT @ South Farms
Thursday, September 10 - Butler, PA @ Starlight Drive-In
Friday, September 11 - Richmond, VA @ City Stadium Drive-In
Saturday, September 12 - Kodak, TN @ The Smokies Stadium

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