Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Friday, May 8

Tim McGraw
John Davisson
– Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw honors American and Christian country star Randy Tavis during his performance at the 2019 CMA Fest in Nashville, Tenn. on June 8.

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

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 a.m.

Clash & Wateraid, benefits clean water and hygiene projects, through May
Mike Doussan, Presented by Fillmore New Orleans
11:30 a.m.

320 Festival, Chris Martin, Echosmith, various, for mental health awareness
12 p.m.

MTV Unplugged At Home
BandsInTown Live, daily
12:30 p.m.

iHeart Living Room Series
1 p.m.

Tim McGraw, Amazon Live series
Relix Live

Five Finger Death Punch, Quarantine Theater
Blogotech, daily
Arkells,  daily

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

Sounds Like Nashville
2:30 p.m.

Alejandro Sanz
3 p.m.

The Tallest Man On Earth
Staphanie Quayle, Nashville Meets London
Colorado Gives Back, Lumineers, One Republic, Jewel, Nathaniel Rateliff, various Denver-based artists
ONR, Shred Sessions
Avenue Beat
Katelyn Tarver & Wrabel

Cold War Kids, daily

From Dash Studios Hollywood

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

Caitlyn Smith & Lori McKenna
The Roots Present
4 p.m.

Madison Kozak, Household World Tour
Tenille Townes & Abby Anderson
Rev. Gary Davis‘ “In Search Of The Harlem Street Singer,” series

Romeo Entertainment Series
Herman Li (Dragonforce), daily 

Ultra Bandsintown Takeover, daily
Tori Kelly, daily
Oh Wonder, daily
Charlie Worsham, daily
5 p.m.

Becca Mancari, Nashville Scene no-contact concerts
Craig Morgan,  every Friday

Lauren Jenkins, New Music Release Party
Cory Marks, “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere”
117 Entertainment Series, various artists
Cracker Barrel’s Comfort In Giving series
Tommy Emmanuel, Paste Happiest Hour, various artists, daily
Wrangler Live Network,  various artists, daily
Stay At Home Fest, various, daily
5:30 p.m.

Christine and the Queens, daily
6 p.m.
Brandon Lay
Danita Sparks, The Hi Lo Show, fundraiser for MusiCares
MadDecent Live Takeover
Melissa Etheridge, daily 
Quinn XCII “Quarantine Green,” daily 
The Infamous Stringdusters, live every weekday  
6:30 p.m.

Amanda Shires “I So Lounging,” daily
7 p.m.

Jesse Roper, livestream concert

LIve From The Mile High, presented by Marquis Theater, Denver Fillmore, The Summit

Kip Moore, Jack Daniels benefit for Sweet Relief
Riley Green, Carhartt Presents Live From The Garage
Caylee Hammack, Outdoor Country Live
Andrew Belle, Evanston SPACE
Fire From The Gods
Josie Dunn, live performance and chat
Leonel Garcia, live video filming
Vox Mini Sessions

Tuk Smith, Live From Tuk’s House
Dash Studio Sessions
David Gans, daily,  7 p.m. (time may vary)
Ben Gibbard, “Live From Home,” daily 
Pitchfork Live, 8 p.m.
Bandsintown Live, various
8 p.m.

Dani Strong, The Bathroom Sessions

Peter Mayer Group, Pandemic Music Gathering

Digital Drag Fest
Joss Favela, Live en Casa, Premios Juventud
DFW Couch Session, various Texas artists
Baby’s All Right TV, various artists, daily
Levi’s 5:01 series, 8:01 p.m.

9 p.m.
Margo Price, Runaway Horses
Jim Brickman, Disney Songbook

Big Freedia, Friday Night Shakedown

Frankie Cosmos, with special guests

Trixie Mattel, Full Coverage Friday
Rhett Miller, curated by Rainn Wilson
Natalia LaFourcade, Cerveza Tecate
Karol G & Aventura, Bud Lite Seltzer Sessions
Jose Madero, IG Live
9:30 p.m.

Drew Holcomb, Kitchen Covers
10 p.m.

Victoria Bailey, every Friday

Tyler Rich, The Distance

Futurebirds, TGIFuturebirds
Hayden James
Diplo,  “Carona Sabbath,” daily,  
11 p.m.

Peter Tam
1 a.m.
24 Hour Global Concerts, benefits Crew Nation