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Robby Takac in entrance of his GCR Recording Studios in Buffalo, September, 2020. 


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For 18 yrs, the weekend after Labor Day has intended the once-a-year New music Is Artwork Festival, the brainchild of Goo Goo Dolls co-founder and bassist Robby Takac and his team. By combining tunes with dwell painting, functionality artwork and a celebration of mainstream and underground tradition, Audio Is Artwork was way ahead of the curve, and assisted to craft a design for music and arts festivals that is now commonly recognized as a blueprint.

But this year, MIA, like just about each and every other aspect of our tradition, appears to be unique than it has in the past. And so, when the 18th once-a-year festival can take spot from 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 12, it will be as a virtual party with a 19-channel simultaneous broadcast by means of musicisart.org that will do all the things in its electricity to capture the bohemian vibe of the celebration.

Additional than 150 bands, artists, musicians, DJs and speakers will participate by carrying out remotely from destinations closed to the general public.  

I caught up with Takac as he and his group entered the remaining 7 days of planning for the virtual fest. As ever, his demeanor mirrored the positivity and optimism that have served him perfectly about his occupation, equally as a musician and community determine deeply engaged in the Buffalo arts local community.



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Robby Takac and his staff are presenting the very first Audio Is Artwork virtual pageant on Sept. 12.


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Concern: MiA fest has always been about celebrating the arts community. But if that group just can’t be jointly, simply cannot definitely commune, how do you do it?