Live In The Time Of COVID: Streaming Concerts For Thursday, June 18
Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP – 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.
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All times Pacific Daylight Time unless noted
Rock and Roll Playhouse, Live From The Playroom, various artists, weekdays
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
Bandsintown Fusion, Twitch Takeover
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Sofi Tukker, daily
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Live With Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall
Bandsintown, All The Vibes
Pickathon Presents: A Concert A Day, Recording Academy series, various artists
“Bandsintown All The Vibes”, Jermaine Dupri Bandsintown