Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Friday, June 5

Sturgill Simpson
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. 

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.
The Roots, various artists, daily
Sennheiser Series, daily, all day
9 a.m.

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

Rhiannon Giddens ,  Francesco Turrisi  

iHeart Living Room Series
10 a.m.

Aaron Nigel Smith,  Martin Guitar “Jam In Place”
Bandsintown on Twitch
Relix Live
Blogotech, daily
Arkells,  daily

Sofi Tukker, daily
11 a.m.

Bandsintown Takeover
12 p.m.


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

Billboard Live, daily
1 p.m.

Paola Prestini, Helga Davis
2 p.m.

Marshall Chapman


Craig Morgan

Emily Kinney

Sirus Hood

Cory Marks


3 p.m.

MadDecent Live Takeover
4 p.m.

Jimmie Allen

Vox Mini Sessions

David Gans, daily, (time may vary)
Ben Gibbard, “Live From Home,” daily 
5 p.m.

Sturgill Simpson, live stream from Ryman Auditorium
Nugs.netTwitch TV

The Expendables 

Lil Tjay, “Monster Energy Outbreak Presents Live On Location”

Carona Vision with Fat Joe, daily

Pitchfork Live

Bandsintown Live, various

Baby’s All Right TV, various artists, daily

Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby, daily


9 p.m.

Mad Decent Live