Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Thursday, May 21

Rhiannon Giddens
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– Rhiannon Giddens
Performs on stage during the International Bluegrass Music Museum

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.

Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad Sessions
MTV Unplugged At Home
BandsInTown Live, daily
9:30 a.m.

iHeart Living Room Series
10 a.m.

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

12 p.m.

Brett Young, Country Music Hall of Fame sessions
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
2:30 p.m.

Christine and the Queens, daily

3 p.m.

TOKiMONSTA, Lost Resort

Twitch TV

Maddie Poppe


Josie Dunn


MadDecent Live Takeover

Quinn XCII “Quarantine Green,” daily 

3:30 p.m.

Amanda Shires “I So Lounging,” daily

4 p.m.

PHLove, beneift for Philadelphia COVID-19 relief with Daryl Hall, Questlove, Patti LaBelle, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more

Watkins Family Hour
Mimi Naja
Larry Dunn (formerly Earth Wind & Fire)
Online at the Outpost, feat. Crys Matthews, Thursdays and Saturdays

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 

5 p.m.

Lucas Hodge,  Thursday Night Live 
Girls With Guitars, curated by H.E.R.

Usher feat. Jermaine Dupri and B. Cox, Verizon Pay It Forward series
Bob Moses, Bobcast, every Thursday
Whiskey Myers, Live from Billy Bob’s
Will Carter, Country Standard Tim

Carona Vision with Fat Joe, daily

Pitchfork Live

Bandsintown Live, various

Baby’s All Right TV, various artists, daily
5:30 p.m.

The Last Bandoleros

6 p.m.

Mayer Hawthorne


Tenille Arts



Facebook and Instagram

Shawn Hook


DJ Infrared

Twitch TV

Hayley Williams

Nugs TV

Trixie Mattel


Drew Holcomb


Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby, daily


7 p.m.

Breakup Shoes


Andy Frasco’s World Saving Sh*tshow, Thursdays


8 p.m.

Dillon Francis, Mad Decent Live

Diplo,  “Carona Sabbath,” daily,  

9 p.m.

Paul Devro, Mad Decent Live