Old Hippies

Kay, left, and Bill McDonald, performing as the Old Hippies have been presenting streamed concerts each Saturday for nearly a year.

The Old Hippies reach a milestone tonight when they stage their 50th "Home to Home" concert.

Like many of the previous shindigs, tonight's performance will begin about 7 p.m. from the living room of their home in Stuart, Fla.

"We try to make the best of it like everyone else," Bill McDonald said in an email to The Daily News. "We will open our windows and allow some fresh air in and music out for everyone to enjoy."

Kay and Bill McDonald have been presenting a series of (mostly) Saturday night performances since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The concerts began from the living room of their Florida home and later included a handful of outings streamed from Florida-area venues. The concerts continued through the summer with concerts from their Batavia home and other locations in the four-county GLOW region before they returned to Florida.

Bill McDonald said he and Kay "are so thankful to all who have helped us through some trying times by giving us something to do with our time, while joining us at our Home to Home Concert series for the common good."

The full title of the concert series is called "Be Kind to One Another Home to Home Concert Series."

Singing, dancing and playing along at home is encouraged.

The performances are designed to connect folks who are unable to go out to concerts and other arts programs due to closures and limits on large gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our purpose has been and will continue to bring some music, peace, love, entertainment and good vibes through our music from our home/location to yours/location,” Bill McDonald said.

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