From Zoom open mics to distanced concerts, Facebook group offers connections for Ypsi-area musicians

 In Press

Ypsi Live Music Scene, a Facebook group organized by Ypsilanti resident and singer-songwriter Shannon Lee, has bloomed into a networking space for local musicians – even during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lee created the group in late 2017 after noticing that Ann Arbor musicians had several groups to network in, but Ypsilanti musicians did not. The group has since taken off, with Ypsilanti-area musicians in all genres sharing announcements, event invitations, and video and photos of shows they’ve played in the area. Lee says many genres are represented in the group, from hip-hop to country, and participants range from one-man shows to larger organizations and music venues.

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