Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Friday, May 1

Kenny Chesney, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Alister Ann
– Kenny Chesney, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

Concerts requiring mass, in-person gatherings have come to a halt thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but a germ can’t stop the music. Artists across the globe are stepping up to perform in creative ways, most notably with livestreaming performances across social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch and beyond. 

In many cases, they are raising money for important causes, trying to keep their own important revenue coming in,  or simply keeping their fans (and themselves) entertained while we all wait for venues to re-open. In any case, they’re all valuable. In addition to sharing and keeping conversations about their art alive, it’s safe to say these streaming artist are performing a tremendous service to a shut-in world and for that they deserve our thanks. 

And if they have a tip jar, put in a little extra if you can. We are taking tips of the news kind at [email protected]. Thank you, and check back regularly as this list will be updated often. 

All times Eastern Daylight Time unless noted

8:30 a.m.

Bruno Major, Live From Paris, Thursdays

9 a.m.
Martin Guitar Jam In Place,  various artists
The Roots, various artists, daily
Sennheiser Series, daily, all day
10 a.m.

Kamauu, IG Live
11:20 a.m.

Easy Life “Greatest Hits”
12 p.m.

Chinchilla, Virtual Tour, LN UK
CJ Solar, The Heartland Network
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Stories From Camp Cronin
James Bay, guitar lesson
MTV Unplugged At Home
BandsInTown Live, daily
1 p.m.

Enamour, Live DJ set
Wombats + Love Fame Tragedy Takeover BandsInTown Live
Relix Live

Five Finger Death Punch, Quarantine Theater
Blogotech, daily
Insomniac Rewind, EDC sets, various artists, daily
Arkells,  daily

Sofi Tukker, daily
The Colors Stream, various artists, live daily
The Boot series
1:30 p.m.

Scotty McCreery, All Our Favorite People Podcast
Sounds Like Nashville
2 p.m.

Cam, Coffee With Cam, daily

Lauren Alaina, interview
2:30 p.m.
Miley Cyrus, “Bright Minded,” daily, 2:30 p.m. 
3 p.m.

Fitz & The Tantrums, Industry Sessions, HOB Music Forward Foundation series
Trivium, Live at Brixton 2018
Cold War Kids, daily
Gracie Abrams,  i-N Sessions
Katelyn Tarver & Laura Marano IG Live
Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi, Other Voices – Courage
Alejandro Sanz, IG Live
From Dash Studios Hollywood

Eli Young Band
Cold War Kids
Rock and Roll Playhouse, Live From The Playroom, various artists, weekdays
Shannon Lay, daily
Billboard Live, daily
Norman Brannon, daily
3:30 p.m.

The Roots Present
Caitlyn Smith, Lonely Together, series
4 p.m.

Tyler Rich, Romeo Entertainment Series
Norah Jones, weekly
Krewella, Live on Twitch
Cory Marks, #HumpDayLive

Herman Li (Dragonforce), daily 

Ultra Bandsintown Takeover, daily
Tori Kelly, daily
Oh Wonder, daily
Charlie Worsham, daily
Doobie Decimal System, daily live stream,  4:20 p.m. PDT
5 p.m.
Radiohead, Live From The Vault, weekly
Royal & The Serpent, IG Live
Rachal Wammack, There’s Comfort In Giving
Megadeth, Wacken 2017
Jon Langston, Happy Hour With New Country 101

Paste Happiest Hour, various artists, daily
Dillon Carmichael, Wrangler Live Network,  various artists, daily
Stay At Home Fest, various, daily
5:30 p.m.

Christine and the Queens, daily
6 p.m.

Lee Brice, Live

Sully Erna (Godsmack),  Hometown Sessions

moe., Live From Terrapin Crossroads
Jewel, Inspirehouse
Melissa Etheridge, daily 
Quinn XCII “Quarantine Green,” daily 
The Infamous Stringdusters, live every weekday  
6:30 p.m.

Matt Stell, Townsquare Facebook LIve
Amanda Shires “I So Lounging,” daily
7 p.m.

Southern Halo, IG Live
Chris Schifflet (Foo Fighters) Vox Mini Sessions
Mt. Joy & Friends, benefit for MusiCares
Rock The House For Animals, benefit,  Rob Thomas, Jason Mraz, Chris Daughtrey

Rome Castille (Sublime With Rome), Dash Studio Sessions
Dan Smalley, Basement Sessions
David Gans, daily,  7 p.m. (time may vary)
Ben Gibbard, “Live From Home,” daily 
Pitchfork Live, 8 p.m.
Bandsintown Live, various
7:30 p.m.

The Black Moods
8 p.m.

Luke Combs, support for Wait Staff

Brent Cobb, Sticks and Strings Live
Marco Antonio Solis

Saint Asonia

Willie Gomez, “Mojados” virtual world tour
Bob Moses, Bobcast
The Faceoff: Three6Mafia vs. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

The Strokes, Lolla From The Vault

Janelle Monae, PayItForward
Sara Collins, Presented by The Fillmore New Orleans
Jimmy Buffett, “The Cabin Fever Tour,” classic concerts, daily.
The Disco Biscuits
Edwin McCain
Baby’s All Right TV, various artists, daily
Levi’s 5:01 series, 8:01 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Sara Evans, Closet Chaos

Cassadee Pope, Wine With Cass
Phish, “Dinner and a Movie” 
David Wax Museum
9 p.m.

Echosmith, LiveXLive event benefiting MusiCares

Mayer Hawthorne, Wine and Vinyl Hour

Yacht Rock Revue, Yacht Rock Thursdays

9:30 p.m.

Drew Holcomb, Kitchen Covers
10 p.m.
Questlove (DJ set) #dnicehomeschool Presents Quest Lovers Rock, daily, 
Diplo,  “Carona Sabbath,” daily,  
10:15 p.m.

Jeff Tweedy, “The Tweedy Show,” daily