Brightcove to Power Willie Nelson’s Iconic 4th of July Picnic Celebration
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV), the world’s leading video technology platform, today announced Brightcove Live is the video technology behind Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic. In its 47th year, Luck Productions needed to quickly and easily pivot the annual event to a virtual 90-minute concert film segment, and called on Brightcove to stream the event to its dedicated audience after successfully live-streaming A Night for Austin last month. The annual 4th of July Picnic will be live streamed from Willie Nelson’s Luck Saloon and Chapel, on July 4, 2020 at 3:30 PM C.T., and can be viewed on www.luck.stream and www.williepicnic.com. Additionally, SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse channel will broadcast the 90-minute stream to subscribers.
With the ability to simultaneously bring millions of dedicated fans together virtually to experience the music they love, Brightcove’s leading live streaming technology will deliver Willie Nelson’s loyal fanbase a high-quality live concert experience, featuring interviews with characters from the Picnic’s past, as well as new, live performances from their favorite artists such as Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, Margo Price, Steve Earle, and Kurt Vile.
Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic is yet another entertainment event that needed to quickly pivot to a digital experience, further proving that video – and in particular Brightcove’s video technology – is playing an evolutionary role in the future of music entertainment. Successfully leveraging Brightcove’s live streaming technology for past events, production company Luck Reunion, knew Brightcove was the video vendor that could, once again, deliver audiences the exceptional viewing experience they expected year after year.
One dollar from each ticket sold will support The Luck Reunion Fund, managed by the Austin Community Foundation, directly benefiting five designated organizations. Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, and Karbach Love Street will also be matching donations. Beneficiaries for this event include All Together ATX, Six Square, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, SIMS Foundation, and Central Texas Foodbank.
“Our goal with this year’s 4th of July Picnic is to bring it back to what it was – in the only way we can during these times. Video is the only way to accomplish that goal, and by partnering with Brightcove, we are using the best video technology on the market to deliver audiences the exceptional experience they need to stay connected to their beloved music,” Ellee Fletcher Durniak, Co-Founder, Luck Productions. “In addition to maintaining our annual event, we’re also raising money for a great cause, therefore it was important for us to continue working with Brightcove as we know we could count on them for an easy to implement, yet reliable and scalable experience.”