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BCT Presents & Mandolin
Carrie Newcomer: Impossible, Until It's Not
A COVID-19 Benefit Concert for the BCT
Friday, July 24, 2020 at 7:30PM
Streamed Live from the Buskirk-Chumley
Special Guest Jason Wilber
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater was forced to close its doors to the Bloomington community in mid-March. During that time, dozens of concerts, festivals, and events that enrich our region have been canceled or rescheduled, leading the Buskirk-Chumley to look into exciting new ways to engage with our loyal patrons virtually. Thanks to Mandolin, an innovative new streaming concert service, Carrie Newcomer: Impossible Until It’s Not will be the first of many virtual concerts that broadcasts the music you love, performed live on our historic stage, for you to enjoy from the safety and security of your home.
The pandemic put a pause on our ability to gather in the theater, but we can still share in the amazing experience of live music thanks to inventive companies like Mandolin. The majority of the proceeds of this virtual concert will benefit the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, providing an important lifeline for the non-profit treasure during this time when all theaters need support.
Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone. Her song “I Should’ve Known Better” appeared on Nickel Creek’s Grammy award-winning gold-certified album “This Side”, and she earned a regional Emmy for the PBS special An Evening with Carrie Newcomer. Carrie has 17 nationally released albums on Available Light and Rounder Records, including The Point of Arrival, The Beautiful Not Yet, A Permeable Life, and Everything is Everywhere.
Jason Wilber’s latest record, Time Traveler, plays like a radio signal emanating from some distant outpost. Folk music from the future, with themes at once timeless and timely. Wilber strums stories from space stations and post-apocalyptic bunkers, alongside down to earth parables on the mysteries and truths of life. Wilber has had plenty of time to ponder the day dreams and fantastic journeys that wind up in his songs. For 24 years he logged countless hours gazing out the windows of planes, trains, buses, and cars while on the road with country/folk icon John Prine.
Ticket holders will receive a single link to stream the live concert for each ticket purchase transaction. We encourage multiple ticket purchases based on the number of people expected in your watch party—this will support the theater and the artists. Please buy tickets in separate transactions, if you want multiple links to watch the concert. It is very important to provide a valid email address in order to receive the concert link. The confirmation email you receive after purchase is not the ticket. Those who have purchased will receive their tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org starting one week prior to the event. Please add email@example.com to your contacts or check your spam folder to ensure you receive the ticket. Technical problems or questions about your e-ticket? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. VIP ticket holders will have early access to also stream the sound check. The concert is expected to last about 140 minutes. VIP ticket holders will be invited to view the soundcheck online at approximately 3:30-4:30pm and attend a virtual meet-and-greet with Carrie Newcomer, Jason Wilber, and Jonah Crismore, the new Director of the BCT. Directions to the VIP events will be sent separately from the regular tickets.