i65 LIVE is a FREE to watch live-streaming variety show featuring an array of artistic performers who either live in, originated from, or perform regularly throughout America’s Midwest and Southern communities. The show was created to raise relief funds for its performing artists, musicians, recording studios and the other entertainment industry professionals whose primary source of income has been severely reduced or shut down as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians fund, a non-profit charity based out of Los Angeles.
i65 LIVE is produced in collaboration between Center Stage Magazine from Dark Horse Recording Studio in Nashville, and Darkstar TV from La La Land Studio in Louisville. The show is being executive produced by its founder, Jason Ashcraft.
The show is closed to the public, has a limited production staff, and will operate in accordance with all current CDC recommended guidelines, including social distancing, for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
● To raise funds of emergency relief for artists & performers through individual viewer donations, and business partner sponsorships
● To raise awareness of the urgent needs of our vital and vibrant performing arts industry everywhere
● To show our appreciation to the people who bring music and the arts into our lives
OUR charity partner
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. SweetRelief.org
OUR studio partners
Dark Horse Recording is an exclusive, destination recording facility set in the rolling hills of Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. Since 1993 their studios have been utilized by major-label and independent artists, hosting such names as Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Relient K, Bela Fleck, Korn and many more. They host a large array of analog and digital equipment to meet the most demanding session needs. Darkhorserecording.com
La La Land is an analog/digital based recording studio in Louisville, Kentucky built around a 40 channel vintage Trident TSM40 board (originally built for the famed Record Plant in Sausalito, CA). With a full array of classic analog gear and with a 2500 square foot tracking room with 3 isolation booths, it’s a perfect environment to create, explore, and record any dream album. The studio has been a creative home over the years to Jim James, Ray Lamontagne, Jake Shears, GRLWood, Strands of Oak, Joan Shelley, Boa and countless others. Lalalandsound.com