Local musicians give virtual performance to provide entertainment to those self-isolating

Virtual performances are rising in popularity as coronavirus restrictions cancel large concerts as well as gigs at local bars.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 5:38 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN) posted a live performance by Justin Smithson and Shawn Smith from the band Poor Tim Wednesday afternoon to provide a form of entertainment during a time when people can’t attend local concerts.

Smithson says music has proven to get society through trying times.

"I think music has always been helping us through hard times. I can go all the way back to when I was a kid and we were going through Desert Storm and they did that voices that care. All the musicians come together," said Smithson.

Many artists have taken to social media to perform for fans during a time when many national and international tours have been postponed or canceled.

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