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By Jill Runfola

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, ‘Eclectic Acoustics’ performed a virtual Mother’s Day concert online using Facebook Live that helped to raise funds for local businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Jaime Gaglia (left) and Mark Graham (right) comprise the duo of ‘Eclectic Acoustics’ who performed virtual concerts using Facebook Live to help raise funds for local businesses.

During their live performance, the band gave away gift cards online that they had purchased from local businesses. Vinoski Winery in Belle Vernon was one of the local businesses that sponsored the event.

Viewers were able to determine the song list with requests submitted via Facebook and had the opportunity to win gift cards during the live show when prompted to enter a key word and comment on their computer.

‘Eclectic Acoustics’ is a dynamic acoustic duo from Pittsburgh, that plays an eclectic set list of popular songs from the 70's through today's top hits. The duo averages over 130 shows a year, and is in rotation at 35+ venues throughout the Pittsburgh, Ohio, and West Virginia areas. The talented duo, Mark Graham and Jaime Gaglia, thanked everyone for tuning in, and said they appreciate all the support.

“As far as doing these virtual shows, we much rather prefer a live audience, but we’re happy to do these virtual shows in order to help out the local businesses and to create some positive vibes during this crisis,” said Graham.

Previous virtual concert performances by Eclectic Acoustics can be seen on their Facebook video page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/EclecticAcoustics/videos/. Their Facebook page also provides a schedule of upcoming broadcasts and events where they will be performing.

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Online concert viewers had the opportunity to win gift cards during the live show when prompted to enter a key word and comment on their computer – like this $25 gift card from Vinoski Winery in Belle Vernon.

 

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