5pm Series aims to showcase and support professional musicians and music students during COVID-19 by connecting artists with our online venue to put on live concerts, share music with socially distanced audiences, and raise funds for relief. Many professional musicians have suffered from lost income because of cancelled concerts and gigs due to the pandemic, so we are looking to generate funds to support them.
We encourage audience members to make donations of around $5-15 per concert (consider this in the same way you might purchase a ticket for a live concert), but recognize that not everyone is able to contribute at this time. Donations made during a concert, as well as an hour before and after it, will go towards the featured artist(s). If you wish to make a donation to a specific artist outside of this window, you MUST comment their name in your donation. Funds generated in between concerts will go into our General Artists' Fund, which will be divided between musicians who perform on the series on a monthly basis. 15% of all generated funds will go towards growing the 5pm Series platform, and 3% will go towards paying gofundme fees.
Go to facebook.com/5pmseries or instagram.com/5pm.series (like and follow us!) for more updates, to watch the concerts, and to learn about upcoming artists. Concerts will take place at 5pm in various timezones, and the schedule will be announced on the pages. 5pm Series will publicize and stream online concerts from artists worldwide.
Thank you so much for you support! We appreciate any and all donations, as well as all other efforts to promote this cause! If you are not able to donate financially, we would still appreciate you sharing our pages with your friends and family.
- Kyle L
- Mary Pray
Ann Arbor, MI