Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Friday May 22

Skyler Barberio
– Scarypoolparty
aka Alejandro Aranda

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.

Boney Junes

MTV Unplugged At Home
BandsInTown Live, daily
9:30 a.m.

iHeart Living Room Series
10 a.m.

Ella Henderson

Krystle Dos Santos

Craig David

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
11:11 a.m.
Jackie Cruz

12 p.m.

ONR, Shed Sessions

Cali Roots Festival, all day,  3 stages, virtual festival

Scarypoolparty, SoFar Sounds


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.

Rhiannon Giddens, Gather New Haven, benefit, ticketed

Steve Earle, “Ghosts of West Virginia” listening party

Travis Denning, Sounds LIke Nashville

Brandon Saller

Grouplove, daily

Romeo Entertainment Series
Herman Li (Dragonforce), daily 

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

Mathew Korma (Winnetka Bowling League)

Saint Asonia

My Darling Clementine, Country Standard Time

The Front Bottoms
Twitch TV

2:30 p.m.

Christine and the Queens, daily

3 p.m.

All Time Low

Indigo Girls, Paste Happiest Hour

MadDecent Live Takeover

Quinn XCII “Quarantine Green,” daily 

4 p.m.

Caitlyn Smith, Amazon Music
Twitch TV

Live From The Mile HIgh, with YASI

Audius Fest, with Mr. Carmack

Fire From The Gods
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.

Vicki Brittle
5 p.m.

Dani Strong, The Bathroom Sessions

Kota The Friend

Dana Williams

Carona Vision with Fat Joe, daily

Pitchfork Live

Bandsintown Live, various

Baby’s All Right TV, various artists, daily
5:55 p.m.

Lola Parks
6 p.m.

Tim Bluhm, Live From The Great American Music Hall

Rhett Miller, Friday Free For All

Lady Antebellum, Live From Nashville

Homebody Music Festival, Myles Castello

Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers)

Devin Dawson


Trixie Mattel


Drew Holcomb


Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby, daily


7 p.m.

Tyler Rich, IG LIve series


Futurebirds, TGIFuturebirds


Zeshan B, Live from The Blue Note, series


Airborne Toxic Event, Live From Hollywood Park


“New Colossus Festival” Featuring Tallies
Facebook and YouTube

8 p.m.

Twitch TV

Dillon Francis, Mad Decent Live

Diplo,  “Carona Sabbath,” daily,  

9 p.m.

Mad Decent Live