Live In The Time Of COVID: Streaming Concerts For Thursday, June 25

Adam Lambert
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– Adam Lambert
This Sept. 6, 2019 photo shows singer Adam Lambert posing for a portrait in New York to promote “Velvet: Side A,” one-half of his first studio album in four years

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

9 a.m.
Rock and Roll Playhouse, Live From The Playroom, various artists, weekdays
10 a.m.

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Relix Live
Sofi Tukker, daily
10:30 a.m.

Charlie Worsham Facebook

1:30 p.m.

Chris Barron Stageit

2 p.m.

“Essence Music Festival” Essence Studios

3 p.m.

John Legend Youtube

3:30 p.m.

“St. Jude Angels And Stars Gala” Jon Secada

4 p.m.

Jesse Malin Veeps

“Passim Persists” Rachel Sumner, Liv Greene Facebook

Fruition Facebook

David Gans


5 p.m.

Bob Moses Youtube

Bleeker Instagram

Johnson Crook Instagram

“Speakeasy Summer Series” G. Love, Mondo Cozmo, Matt Costa, The Mother Hips Facebook

Radkey Facebook

Lizzie & The Makers Facebook and Instagram

“Hot Stove, Cool Music” Steven Tyler, Dropkick Murphys, James Taylor, Common Facebook

Carona Vision with Fat Joe, daily

Pitchfork Live

Bandsintown Live, various

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

Laine Hardy Bubbleup

6 p.m.

“Sound Check: Live At The Vail” Time Express Facebook

Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Bros.

“Can’t Cancel Pride” Adam Lambert, Big Freedia, Katy Perry, Kim Petras, Melissa Etheridge, Ricky Martin, Sia Facebook and Instagram

7 p.m.

Joy Downer Twitch