Each year, JBTV hosts the annual Safe Drive Live Music Marathon, a televised event that culls together live footage from the Chicago-based station’s year of broadcasting and special band promos “spreading the message that everyone of a legal drinking age has the right to enjoy a good time with alcohol while also being responsible.”
For the event’s 26th installment, Consequence of Sound has partnered with JBTV to simulcast the marathon on our website. Chicago’s CAN TV Channel 19 will broadcast the marathon from 12 noon – 10 p.m. CST and CoS is hosting a simulcast stream along with Livestream and JBTVMusic.com. Watch the entire event below beginning at noon CST/1 p.m. EST.
This year’s broadcast features footage of JBTV performances from Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, Hozier, Silversun Pickups, Phantogram, The 1975, The Orwells, Band of Skulls, SKATERS, Wolfmother, Wavves, The Gaslight Anthem, Bleachers, Twin Peaks, Charli XCX, Banks, Gary Numan, The Black Angels, Delta Spirit, and many, many more.
“(JBTV host/founder) Jerry Bryant produces the most entertaining program that communicates a positive message about not driving impaired,” said event coordinator Marti Beluschi in a press release. “He’s really made a difference by reaching adults with a message communicated by musicians who younger adults, in particular, are more likely to follow.”
Over the following days, Comcast channel 25 and WJYS in the Chicago DMA will air Safe Drive program blocks, all leading to a New Year’s Eve nationally televised #SafeDrive special from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. on Tuff TV in over 40 markets.
Here’s the event’s full lineup: