Over a year into the COVID-19 touring halt, blues-rock artist and philanthropist Joe Bonamassa stepped in with the Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to host the second annual Stream-A-Thon. The event exceeded its fundraising goal of $500,000 to benefit sidelined musicians in a time of dire need. In order to get them back on the road, the initiative provides immediate $1,500 cash payments directly to the musicians.
Fans from 42 countries tuned into the three-and-a-half-hour event which featured performances from over 35 acts ranging from legendary friends to emerging artists. Highlights included Toto, Dion, Ana Popovic, Warren Haynes, Bobby Rush, Joanna Connor, and Jared James Nichols.