There are two places to experience Blue Skies Virtual 2020. The Main Stage Concerts and most Workshops are on YouTube, and the other is a community site for text, audio and video interactions on the Discord App. Below you’ll see basic help info for both.
A Live broadcast with Magoo as MC and Mainstage Performers on the BlueSkies YouTube channel
Campfire jam videos that Blue Skies friends and musicians have contributed
Open Stage videos that Blue Skies friends and musicians have contributed
You can sit back and watch with or without chit chat in the chat window.
No one needs to have an account on Youtube to be able to go to the website and watch the show, but if you’d like to subscribe to the channel, save playlists, or comment on videos you’ll need a Google Gmail account. This is an easy process, but if you’d like some guidance here’s a helpful link to a page that covers all sorts of youtube tutorials.
You will also have an opportunity to socialize virtually on an online community site which Jake Roels has implemented to reflect the earthbound Blue Skies site. A few workshops will happen on Discord, and you will find the Info Booth, camping areas like Magooville to socialize with text chat and video chat channels that are exclusive to the Blue Skies music festival. Here’s what you can do on Discord
Some of us have found Discord video to be unstable for video if your internet service is not too fast, but voice and text chatting is possible, as is sharing pictures and online games.
Blue Skies is a family friendly festival, please treat each other kindly and with respect. While Blue Skies is family friendly, it is the internet, please hangout with your kids. If you are concerned about your safety Discord has options to keep your DMs clean and prevent any unwarranted surprises at bay.
Discord will be moderated during certain high traffic festival times. Discord kids area will be moderated between 8 am and Noon daily, and the server as a whole will be moderated between 5pm and midnight each evening. Workshops will also be moderated. If necessary you’ll find volunteer Moderators by texting @Moderator. How to find a Moderator on Discord
Discord is a little more complicated than Youtube to navigate; free but you need an account, and we suggest you take a bit of time to go to the online version or download and play with it
Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in web browsers.
If you’ve tried with no success you can contact:
– Willow Weber – Discord Name
we know there's a lot of you making music over discord
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— Discord (@discord) July 10, 2020