With restaurants, bars, and concert venues shuttered to combat the spread of COVID-19, fans were left without many sources of entertainment. Though it’s very, very important to #StayHome right now, artists worldwide have thought to themselves: Why can’t we bring the concert, to you?
Even though we have to #StayHome, it doesn’t mean we can’t sing, dance, and stay sane. Here are all the Live Streams and Virtual Concerts happening now, and in the coming weeks. We will be constantly updating this list of virtual music content, as more and more artists are joining the #StayHome concert movement.
To all of the artists who have shown up to help us through this time of quarantine: We thank you for this content.
Date: April 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Were you supposed to see the iconic jam band Phish in 2020? Thankfully, the band’s “Dinner and a Movie” Facebook series has quenched some of the thirst. This week features their Aug. 22, 2015 show from Magnaball in Watkins Glen, NY. The stream will kick off on their Facebook page.
Closer in Crisis
Date: April 16, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Sound Mind, an organization geared towards ending the negative stigma of mental health through music, is hosting “Closer to Crisis” in order to build a community of support and open dialogue around mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. The concert will be hosted by Chris Gethard with performances from Chad Urmston of Dispatch, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Foy Vance, Langhorne Slim, Jade Bird and Ballroom Thieves.
Diplo and Quinn XCII
Date: April 17, 2020
Time: 6:00 & 11:00 PM ET
Detroit singer Mikael Temrowski, known by his stage name Quinn XCII, will continue performing on behalf of Columbia Records Livestreams. The program also features Diplo, who will also be performing on Sat. (April 18).
Date: April 18, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM PT
Unfortunately, The Killers had to postpone their May stadium gigs and tour through the U.K. But, in order to keep in touch with fans and promote their forthcoming sixth album Imploding the Mirage, The Killers will be taking to Instagram Live for a short concert and Q&A.
Higher Together: Sessions from Home
Date: April 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM PST
There are certainly some holidays that are just as fun celebrating at home. For this year’s 420, Weedmaps is gathering some famous purveyors and enthusiasts of the flower for a night of music and high-minded fun. The show will feature appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ari Lennox, Joey CoCo Diaz, Berner and more.
Date: Mon – Fri
Time: 11:30 PT
One of the most fascinating figures in pop music has extended her intrigue by hosting an Instagram show every weekday morning called Bright Minded. So far, guests have included Diplo, Zoe Kravitz, Max La Manna, Lili Reinhart, and more. You can watch here, to “stay lit during dark times.”
Date: Every Day
Time: 7:00 PM Paris time, 1:00 PM E.S.T
Famous for their “Take Away Shows” that occur in the streets, on rooftops and balconies, aka all of the public spaces we are sorely missing, La Blogotheque is instead hosting a series of “Stay Away” shows, set to take place each day at 7PM Paris time. Today’s performer was Richard Reed Perry of Arcade Fire. Who will be tomorrow’s? Stay updated via the La Blogotheque Instagram.
The Grammy Museum Digital Public Program
Since the iconic L.A music institution closed its doors in compliance with Stay At Home orders, the organization has announced they will be dropping never-before-released free digital content to their fans at home throughout this quarantine. The Museum’s Public Programs digital series features intimate sit-down interviews with artists and musicians in its 200-seat Clive Davis Theater. So far, programs from Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Kool & The Gang, and Greta Van Fleet have all been released. Coming up from The Grammy Museum’s Digital Public Program are concerts by: Tanya Tucker, Los Tigres Del Norte, Common, Courtney Barnett, Ben Platt, Brett Young, and more.
Global Citizen + WHO: #TogetherAtHome
Anticipating the cancellation of September’s Global Citizen Music Festival, several artists linked with the Global Citizen foundation and WHO (World Health Organization) have decided to host #TogetherAtHome concerts in their own cribs. Because the concert series is largely spur of the moment, each artist tagging other artists as a challenge to join, fans will just have to wait and see who rises to the occasion of performing their music, stripped down, at home. So far, John Legend, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Anthony Hamilton, and Lukas Graham have all delivered DIY concert performances. You can check them out on the #TogetherAtHome YouTube cache.