Live In The Time Of COVID: Streaming Concerts For Friday, June 26

Tim Reynolds and Dave Matthews
John Davisson
– Tim Reynolds and Dave Matthews
Farm Aid, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C.

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

9 a.m.

Carey Byron,  Lang Lang Foundation Pay It Forward
Rock and Roll Playhouse, Live From The Playroom, various artists, weekdays
10 a.m.

“Stonewall Day” Taylor Swift, Cynthia Erivo, Kesha, Hayley Kiyoko, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry Facebook

Germein, Red Rover Virtual World Tour

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Relix Live
Sofi Tukker, daily
Krystle Dos Santos
11 a.m.

Bandsintown #Mostliked
Flux Pavilion
11:30 p.m.

Bandsintown, Laura Marano, Carlie Hansen
Twitch TV
Twitch TV
12 p.m.

Armada Unites
1 p.m.

Pinegrove, Pickathon’s Concert A Day
1:30 p.m.

Chris Barron Stageit
2 p.m.

“Essence Music Festival” Essence Studios

Cory Marks

Craig Morgan
2:30 p.m.

Aye B, Dash Studios
3 p.m.

Germein, Red Rover Virtual Tour

mxmtoon Twitch TV

4 p.m.

Anna of the North with Katy Perry, benefit for COVID aid

Blind Boys of Alabama, The Record Company XPNfest Fridays, NPR Live Sessions

Vicki Brittle

Bonavega, Dash Studios

Kamauu, Liana Banks and more
4:30 p.m.

Anders Osborne
Cabinet – Full band acoustic

David Gans Facebook

5 p.m.

Melt “Benefit For The Okra Project” Youtube

Rico Nasty “Monster Energy Outbreak Presents Live On Location” Youtube

Kyle Nix

“Passim Persists” Carsie Blanton, Vance Gilbert, Peter Mulvey

Monte Warden Facebook

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Live From Radio City

Vicki Brittle

DFW Couch Sessions, showcasing local bands

Bob Moses Youtube

Carona Vision with Fat Joe
, daily

Pitchfork Live

Bandsintown Live, various

Baby’s All Right TV, various artists, daily

6 p.m.

Donavon Frankenreiter Facebook

Treasure Fingers
Twitch TV

Denver Bluegrass All Stars

Alex Rose, Amara La Negra and more, LiveXLive
Twitch TV

Twitch TV

Mario Bautista Website

Rock Exa Facebook

8 p.m.

Khanvict & Friends
Twitch TV

Peter Tam

Social Distance Comedy
KO Comedy

10 p.m.

Insomniac Presents: One Beat
Twitch TV