Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Wednesday, August 26

Ellie Goulding
Joel Ryan / Invision / AP
– Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding performs on the main stage at V Festival in Chelmsford, England, Aug. 20.

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

7 a.m.

Billie Eilish, NPR Tiny Desk At Home

10 a.m.

Krystle Dos Santos


Craig David

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

Bandsintown “Fusion”
11 a.m.

Soul Clap, Lost Resort

12 p.m.

Snow Patrol


Rock and Roll Playhouse

1 p.m.

Chris Lake
2 p.m.

Hoity-Toity, HOB Music Forward

Bandsintown “Outskirts”

3 p.m.

Payton Smith


4 p.m.

Hailey Whitters & Nicole Galyon, ACM Wine Down Wednesdays

Brandy Clark feat. Liz Rose

Nicole Atkins, LIve From The Steel Porch

Dark Water, Presented by Country Fuzz and benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank

David Gans, Live From Oakland

4:30 p.m.

Seth Kibel Klezmer Trio, Keystone Korner

Ellie Goulding, The Brightest Blue Experience livestream

5 p.m.

Zach Heckendorf


Thad Cockrell


Laurie Marano, IG Ones To Watch


American Aquarium, Live From Athens: Burn. Flicker. Die


CJ Solar, Way Back Wednesday


Drake White, Wednesday Night Therapy


Michael Ray, Honky Tonk Tuesdays


Fat Joe, “The Fat Joe Show”

5:30 p.m.

The Last Bandoleros

Brent Cobb, Half Live At Omni Studios

6 p.m.

“The ACM Weekly” Ingrid Andress, Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell, The Buckleys, The Cadillac Three Facebook

DJ Craze, Insomniac Presents

Drew Holcomb, Kitchen Covers
Fionn, presented by TD Uptown

Aluna Francis, Mad Decent Live
7:30 p.m.

Ellie Goulding, The Brightest Blue Live US broadcast #2

Morgan Page

8 p.m.

Alannah Lori & The Mad Affair,  2020 Francophone Summer

Rhett Miller, West Coast Wednesdays
8:15 p.m.

Matthew West, Virtual VIP Party