The best known recent virtual concert is Travis Scott’s viral Fortnite performance, but that’s just not feasible recreation for the average party thrower. Enter: Minecraft. It’s been the choice of quite a few party organizers and artists. Club Matryoshka, a virtual club based in Manila, threw a party called Infinite Summer in the game. 100 Gecs also headlined another Minecraft party called Square Garden, and invited illustrious guests like Charli XCX, Tommy Cash, and more.
Minecraft allows you to build your virtual set and stage (somewhat) easily, so why not spearhead your own virtual mingling? You can live your best life as a Minecraft DJ, which is something I can’t wait for to become an actual thing.
But if you don’t want to spearhead your own party, Open Pit, Heav3n, and Elsewhere are throwing a Minecraft benefit party called Aeth3r on May 8th, 6PM EST. Artists like Rina Sawayama and Uffie, to name a few performers, are attending. All proceeds will go to the Groundswell Fund, an organization that “provides fast funding to grassroots organizations led by women of color, trans people of color, and low-income women and trans people in critical, but unexpected, fights to protect and advance reproductive and social justice.”
The event is free but a $5 VIP pass is available for those who want access to special in-game VIP areas and exclusive areas in Discord where you can talk to the organizers and the artists.