Thursday, June 4, 2020
– Sturgill Simpson will livestream from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Friday.
Fans can tune in at 7 p.m. on nugs.tv, the nugs.net YouTube or Facebook channels, as well as the nugs.net apps for AppleTV, iOS, and Android. The stream will be simulcast on Simpson's Twitch and YouTube channels.
Simpson will use the platform to drive dollars and awareness to The Equity Alliance, Special Forces Foundation and MusiCares.
Simpson will be joined by fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Mike Bub, mandolinist Sierra Hull, banjo player Scott Vestal, drummer Miles Miller and guitarists Tim O'Brien and Mark Howard with the musicians being bluegrass-oriented.
Simpson said, "I would very much like to offer immense thanks to all my fans for contributing to the DDSS quarantine charity drive. With your unbelievable generosity, we raised over $250,000 for MusiCares Covid-19 Relief, Equity Alliance Nashville Tornado Relief and the Special Forces Foundation benefitting severely wonder operators fighting the global war on terrorism and the family of those that did not return."
The Equity Alliance advocates for African-Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity to realize the American dream, according to a press release about the Nashville organization.
The Special Forces Foundation supports the Special Forces community and their families including family support, tragedy assistance and survivor and veteran support
The charitable arm of The Recording Academy, MusiCares focuses on the health and wellbeing of artists, including financial support during the current pandemic.