Bookstores, Authors, Musicians Band Together for “Bookstock” Fundraiser Concert
Source: American Booksellers Association
Driftless Books and Music in Viroqua, Wisconsin, announced plans for a two-day virtual book and music festival called Bookstock 2020, which uses the tagline “Peace, Indie Bookstores, and Music.”
From May 15–17, the festival will bring together poets, authors, bookstores, and performing artists to connect with their fanbase and also raise needed funds through donations.
Organizer Eddy Nix of Driftless Books said Bookstock 2020 will be a “limitless virtual space that can foster long-term relationships between communities whose needs are more than just steady work, but in truth, dollars to keep the lights on.”
Nix is also a member of the band The Pines with singer-songwriter David Huckfelt; together, they drummed up the idea for bringing print and music culture together, and with the close-knit book and music community, a grassroots coalition was formed.