INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (CelebrityAccess) — Independent Indianapolis concert venue Hi-Fi announced it has struck a partnership with streaming technology platform Mandolin to bring live performances to the internet.
As part of the deal with Mandolin, Hi-Fi has implemented streaming technology in each of its three Fountain Square performance spaces including HI-FI, HI-FI Annex, and LO-FI Lounge, allowing live entertainment to be delivered to fans even while audiences can’t physically attend the shows due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Fans can purchase a virtual ticket and watch the show as it’s performed live, and the show can be rewatched for up to 48 hours after the event.
“While there is nothing that can replace that live experience you get by going to a show, we’re excited to channel our concert experience directly to the living room of the fans,” said HI-FI owner Josh Baker. “Our partnership with Mandolin provides an opportunity to attract an international audience to the shows.”
Hi-Fi has already announced an initial slate of 10 livestream events which will take place at their HI-FI Annex featuring local and national touring artists including Arlo McKinley, Striking Matches, Carbon Leaf, Katie Toupin, Jake Schlegel, Justin Wells, Clint Breeze and the Groove and more.
The livestreams also serve as a fundraising opportunity for the Save Our Stages movement. Fans can purchase a Save Our Stages ticket for a $5 upcharge which is then split between NIVA (National Independent Venue Alliance) and IIVA (Indiana Independent Venue Alliance.)
Additionally, Hi-Fi teased several new ‘streaming concepts’ that it plans to reveal this fall.
“We’re already in discussions with several regional and industry partners that will enhance our digital audience. This is a prime opportunity to creatively showcase our Indiana artists without them ever needing to hit the road,” Baker said.