>>>Read more: Dayton Music Insider: Have a dance party to this all-Ohio cabin fever playlist
While this online streaming event is free, organizers are hoping to raise awareness and donations for those in need during this trying time. They decided to shine a light on and support Set the Banquet Table, a Dayton-based nonprofit focused on feeding the hungry. Most recently, they mobilized chef-led teams to go into area kitchens, like House of Bread, and assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.
>>>Read more: Some of the city's best known chefs join together to feed the hungry in Dayton
“We wanted to present a livestream as close to the actual Asylum reunions as possible,” Freeman said. “While we have everyone’s attention, we thought it was a good idea to help raise awareness for a newer local nonprofit organization. Since Set the Banquet Table feeds our community, this felt like the perfect organization to support.”
Bill Evans from Set the Table Banquet
Viewers of the livestream can donate to the Set the Banquet Table, at any time before, during, or even after the event. During the stream, organizers will have a link showing the audience where they can submit a donation. Donations to Set the Banquet Table can be made at any time by visiting https://sbtdayton.org
“We all miss being at a venue, and experiencing events in what seems to be the ‘old’ normal,” Freeman said. “Hopefully with this Asylum livestream we can recapture that normalcy a bit and break up the ‘stay at home’ routine, at least for one night.”