Belly Up Tavern presents SharkBelly Festival

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  Age Limit
All Ages

When: May 6th (downloads available for 90 days)


How much: Download your favorite Belly Up live recordings for $7.99 each

Want to experience Macy Gray’s grooving set from December 15, 2015? Missed Charlie Musselwhite blow his world-famous blues harp on November 4, 2009 at Belly Up? Starting May 6th, and for only 90 days, music fans will be granted unprecedented access to professionally recorded sets from an remarkable and eclectic list of world-renowned artists like Rufus Wainwright, Toots and the Maytals, and The Blind Boys of Alabama — recorded completely live, with no overdubs, and mixed directly from the soundboard and two room mics. For only $7.99, roughly the price of a drink, fans can still enjoy the energy and passion of a live performance while all net proceeds from SharkBelly will directly support the Belly Up and theparticipating artists during this unprecedented time.

Full list of performances available May 6th:

Adolescents, Aggrolites, ALO, Anderson East, Arise Roots, Beats Antique, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bob Schneider, Brothers Comatose, Charlie Musselwhite, Don Carlos, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, English Beat, Eric Hutchinson & the Believers, Greyboy Allstars, The James Hunter Six, Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band, John Brown’s Body, Johnny Clegg, Junior Brown, Macy Gray, Marc Broussard, Motet, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Over The Rhine, Ozomatli, Rufus Wainwright, Save Ferris, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Skatalites, Soul Rebels, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Too Many Zooz, Toots and Maytals, Victoria Canal, The White Buffalo, X, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Zap Mama with Antibalas.

“With so many people reaching out to see what they could do to support us while the venue is closed, we felt this was a great time to focus on downloads because each download generates money immediately for the club and the artists,” said Chris Goldsmith, President of Belly Up Entertainment and multiple Grammy Award-winning producer. “The sound quality and the vibe captured in our room is undeniable.  When we put out a few recordings right after we were shut down, the response we got from fans in Southern California, and around the world, was incredibly encouraging,” said Goldsmith. “As more and more artists agreed to the concept, we realized that this had the feeling of a very unique, global ‘festival,’ one that is maybe only possible in a time like this.”

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