Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Thursday, May 14

Chance The Rapper
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– Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper performs during Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park in Texas Oct. 7.

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 Pacific Daylight Time unless noted

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

9 a.m.

Kevin Cronin, Songs & Stories from Camp Cronin
MTV Unplugged At Home
BandsInTown Live, daily
9:30 a.m.

iHeart Living Room Series
10 a.m.

Macey Estes


Chris Bandi


Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)

Bandsintown on Twitch

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
11:30  a.m.
Alejandro Sanz

12 p.m.

Rock and Roll Playhouse, Live From The Playroom, various artists, weekdays

Cold War Kids, Quarantine Serenade Live, daily
Shannon Lay, daily
Billboard Live, daily
Norman Brannon, daily
12:30 p.m.
The Roots Present
1 p.m.

Norah Jones, weekly

Cory Marks


Grouplove, daily

Romeo Entertainment Series
Herman Li (Dragonforce), daily 

Ultra Bandsintown Takeover, daily
Tori Kelly, daily
Oh Wonder, daily
Charlie Worsham, daily
Georgia Lee Johnson
1:30 p.m.

DJ Yoda

Sounds Like Nashville
2 p.m.

Rachel Wammack
Royal & The Serpent



“Isolation Festival” bands include Angelus Apatrida, Baest, Bonded, Borknagar, Dead Lord, Deserted Fear


Jarrod Dickenson

Don McLean & Ron Pope, Paste Happiest Hour


2:30 p.m.

Christine and the Queens, daily

3 p.m.

Lost Resort w/TokiMonsta, Icona Pop and Hayden James


Lauren Jauregui

Twitch TV

Stephanie Quayle




Matt Stell, Sounds Like Nashville


Foxing  ongoing, Wednesdays


MadDecent Live Takeover
Melissa Etheridge, daily 
Quinn XCII “Quarantine Green,” daily 
The Infamous Stringdusters, live every weekday  
3:30 p.m.

Amanda Shires “I So Lounging,” daily

4 p.m.

Watkins Family Hour

Japanese Breakfast

Red Molly, “Online at the Outpost”  streaming Thursdays and Saturdays.


“Sound Check: Live at the Veil” Thursdays


Country Standard Time

Vox Mini Sessions

Tuk Smith, Live From Tuk’s House
Dash Studio Sessions
David Gans, daily, (time may vary)
Ben Gibbard, “Live From Home,” daily 
4:30 p.m.

Lucas Hoge, Tequila Tuesdays, series

5 p.m.

Chance The Rapper, Verizon’s Pay It Forward Live, benefit

Tucker Beathard
Lucas Hoge, Thursdays

The Jake Landry Band, HOB New Orleans presents For The Culture

Josh Groban
Carona Vision with Fat Joe, daily

Black Girl Giggles Comedy Fest, various

Ivan Neville (Dumpstafunk), benefits Jazz Foundation COVID-19 fund

Bob Moses, Bobcast

Pitchfork Live

Bandsintown Live, various

Baby’s All Right TV, various artists, daily
Levi’s 5:01 series,

6 p.m.

Yacht Rock Revue, Yacht Rock Thursdays


DJ Questlove, Live on The Roots Channel


Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby, daily


6:30 p.m.

Drew Holcomb, Kitchen Covers
7 p.m.

Eli Young Band

“No Place Like Home” A Noise Pop Livestream benefit series for the Bay Area Music Community. Doug Martsch, Clarke and The Himselfs, Wetface


Andy Frasco’s World Saving Sh*tshow, comedy, Thursdays


Diplo,  “Carona Sabbath,” daily,