Trey Anastasio, a co-founder of the jam band Phish, will play an eight-week virtual residency live from Manhattan's Beacon Theatre starting Oct. 9.
MSG Entertainment announced Thursday that The Beacon Jams will stream live at twitch.tv/treyanastasio at 8 p.m. on Fridays through Nov. 27. The performances will have no live audience but will include "home audience interaction, alongside an array of surprises," MSG said. The free shows serve as a fundraiser for Phish's long-running nonprofit, the WaterWheel Foundation, as well as for the band's new Divided Sky Fund, earmarked to help people suffering from addiction and to further plans for a treatment center in Vermont.
"I've been sober for 13 years," Anastasio said in a statement. "It's a great blessing in my life. We started talking about the idea of a treatment center about a year ago. I was worried that the project would get derailed because of the pandemic but it didn't — it actually picked up steam; things are really rolling along now. The Beacon Jams emerged as a way to raise money for it while also allowing me to play for the fans again."