The Live from the Artists Den series kicks off this Saturday, February 1st on public television. Any FOMO you had from not attending the secret shows will dissipate when you see the recordings from the exclusive concerts.
The season seven premiere starts with Phoenix playing Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. Venues are carefully chosen around the country for each show. The school itself was a historical spot for desegregation in the south, and continues to be a cultural hub nestled within "the music capital of the nation." About 10 percent of the high school staff are band members themselves, and songwriters in the community come in to write with the students. Phoenix noted being particularly interested in playing this venue because so many shows they play are typically 21 years and older.
Sheryl Crow's concert is the second episode of the season on February 8th. She played a bit more familiar of a spot in September: The Plaza in New York City, the day before her Feels Like Home album was released.
The day after Valentine's Day (February 15th of course) the Sara Bareilles show will air, filmed at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The Orpheum was the backdrop for Judy Garland's vaudeville performance in 1933 and today still holds up as a setting for big shows, including American Idol.
The last date announced for now is Vampire Weekend on February 22nd. The show was held at the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen in New York City. If that sounds official and historical that's because it is -- the organization was founded in 1785 and that particular location is one of five homes part of the society.
Check out where and when to watch here on The Artists Den website.