Events DC just launched GATHER, a new virtual platform capable of both producing and hosting live-streamed events. It’ll also act as a platform for on-demand experiences featuring local artists, musicians, businesses and industry partners. (Including us! Be on the lookout for our videos, a few of which are already up and running – Paint DC Mural Tour, a peek inside Rose Jaffe’s studio and more gems are available RIGHT NOW.)
Additionally, Events DC unveiled a new production studio, which is where the RAMMYS and other upcoming events will be live-streamed; at 19,000 square-feet, it’s located in the Convention Center, and is fully equipped with rigging, AV and lighting capabilities, and dynamic LED screens.
Initial GATHER programming will include DC Jazz Fest performances (ft. a live concert by harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet and the Band with No Name), the RAMMY Awards, as well as musical performances from the MusicianShip’s WAMMIE Awards. You can also scope live readings of iconic scripts as part of a partnership with Film Independent, plus an intimate conversation with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum director Ellen Stofan and SiriusXM founder and United Therapeutics’ CEO Martine Rothblatt about innovation and leadership, and a future collaboration with NASA and DC-based female artists honoring “Hidden Figure” Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA.
Lots to be excited for, so be sure to check it all out here.