Around 120 New York City street musicians are performing across five different NYC subway stations starting today (January 10) and going on to the 14th. The whole thing will be live-streamed to the whole world.
Is there anything that strikes more dread into a commuter than the words “it’s showtime?” But don’t worry, this week we won’t be getting subway pole gymnastics. 120 of the city’s finest buskers are lining up across 5 of the city’s subway stations to perform to the whole world… literally.
A new video-streaming platform called liveme(a lot like the live streaming giant Twitch, known for its gaming and creative streaming communities), has gathered together 120 local performers to for a week-long music streaming event.
Starting today, Grand Central, Bryant Park, Union Square, 23rd Street and 86th Street, will play host to live shows between 10 am and 4 pm. You’ll have plenty of time to catch the music marathon as it will go on until the January 14. But, if you miss the action live, all the performances are being streamed live on the liveme.com platform on their site or via their iPhone app, so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your office cubicle, bathroom or living room.
Metro reports that next week, between the 16th and 22nd of January in Live.me’s “Live Underground x NYC” contest, 120 performers will compete for $20,000 cash prizes and a chance to perform in a pop-up pre-grammy concert with a mystery A-list celebrity.