Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Thursday, July 16

Billy Strings
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– Billy Strings
at Austin City Limits Music Festival Oct. 9, 2019.

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

10 a.m.

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Sofi Tukker
10:30 a.m.

Charlie Worsham, “Lawn Chair Don’t Care”
11 a.m.

Bandsintown “All The Vibes”

12 p.m.


Twitch TV

Nicky Romero,  “World Virtual Experience”

Rock and Roll Playhouse

1 p.m.

James Bay Youtube

The Dears NPR Live

Soft Kill, Pickathon Presents a Concert A Day

Sebastian Javier
Sessions Live

Spirit of Grey Fox Bluegrass Virtual Festival, hosted by Jerry Douglas

Norah Jones, “Live From The Living Room”

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Twitch TV

2 p.m.

Royal and the Serpent

Il Divo

Cassandra Maze

3 p.m.

Molly Joyce National Sawdust

Quincy and Sinead Harnett, The Roots Jam Presents Solo Sessions

Better Noise Music Festival,  Five Finger Death Punch, Motley Crue,  Papa Roach,  Awolnation and more

Bailey Bryan Live From The Gramercy Theater

Sully Erna (Godsmack),  Hometown Sessions

Joseph Mount and Anna Prior (Metronomy), Lost Resort
Twitch TV


4 p.m.

Indigo Girls Facebook

Colter Wall, “Ram Jam Sessions” Facebook

Caitlyn Smith, Supernova Live

Butcher, Behind the Scenes With Danny Wimmer Presents Twitch TV

Tuk Smith Facebook

Tyler Smith, Fruition’s The Thursday Thing
Jesse Malin
David Gans, Live From Oakland

4:45 p.m.
We Are Messengers, Virtual VIP Party
5 p.m.

Lizzie & The Makers Facebook and Instagram

Yacht Rock Revue

Lucas Hoge, Thursday Night Live

Billy Strings, Live From Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

L’Imperatrice Virtual World Tour

Folk Medicine, Benefit For The People Of The Amazon, Bill Callahan, Sharon Van Etten and more

Kill Frenzy, Bandsintown

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Swamp Family TV

Ally Brooke
Sessions Live


5:30 p.m.

Cassadee Pope, Virtual Release Party
Matt The Electrician, Livestream from Blue Rock aLIVE

6 p.m.

Lucius, Folk Yeah Presents

Cordovas, Live From Cordovas HQ


Brandon Dermer, Mad Decent Live

Mayer Hawthorne

Tucker Beathard

7 p.m.

Eli Young Band

8 p.m.

Diplo & A-TRAK, Mad Decent Live
Twitch TV