Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Friday, June 5
josh Weichman – Sturgill Simpson
Sturgill Simpson performs during Sloss Music & Arts Festival at Sloss Furnaces Nat’l Hist. Landmark in Birmingham, Ala., July 16.
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.
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All times Pacific Daylight Time unless noted
The Roots, various artists, daily
Sennheiser Series, daily, all day
MTV Unplugged At Home
BandsInTown Live, daily
Rhiannon Giddens , Francesco Turrisi
iHeart Living Room Series
Aaron Nigel Smith, Martin Guitar “Jam In Place”
Bandsintown on Twitch
Sofi Tukker, daily
Rock and Roll Playhouse, Live From The Playroom, various artists, weekdays
Billboard Live, daily