Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Friday August 7

The Weeknd
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– The Weeknd
Performing during the 2018 Global Citizen Concert at Central Park in New York City, Sept, 29, 2018

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.

Harmony Zhu, Lang Lang Foundation Play It Forward

10 a.m.

Lawrence Brownlee
National Sawdust

Krystle Dos Santos

Craig David

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Sofi Tukker
11 a.m.

Flux Pavilion

Ruben de Ronde, Ben Gold, Armada Presents

Bandsintown “Outskirts”

Bandsintown “Most Liked”

12 p.m.

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

The Slow Readers Club Veeps

Rock and Roll Playhouse

2 p.m.

Andrew Belle, To Be Alone Livestream

Craig Morgan

3 p.m.

International Beer Fest with Action Bronson, Prince Royce, Jason Derulo, more

3:30 p.m.

Jim Roberti, MusikFest 2020
Lisa Ramey

4 p.m.

Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther)


“Daze Between”  Celebrating the Life and Music of Jerry Garcia
Lupe Fiasco

5 p.m.

Scott Guberman and David Gans, River Spirit Music
The Weeknd Experience on TikTok

Clutch, Live From The Doom Saloon

John Santos 60th Birthday Celebration

Between The Buried And Me, “Colors” in its entirety live

Dirty Heads

Fat Joe, “The Fat Joe Show”

5:30 p.m.


6 p.m.

Greensky Bluegrass, The Leap Year Sessions

Bill Frisell Trio The Villlage Vanguard

Treasure Fingers
Twitch TV

HARD Summer Backyard BBQ & Rave-A-Thon, Ardalan, Claptone, Craze, Dillon Francis, Elohim, Joyride, Kill The Noise, Sofi Tukker, Tokimonsta

Rhett Miller


6:30 p.m.

Roger Perry Facebook

7 p.m.


7:30 p.m.

Morgan Page


8 p.m.

Social Distance Comedy