Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Wednesday, October 7
AP Photo / Chris Pizzello – Ludacris
Ludacris entertains prior to the start of the NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles Feb. 18.
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
Bird On The Wire
“Future Classic Takeover” G Flip, Buzzy Lee
David Gans, Live From Oakland
Nick Norman, Lee Brice
Plain White T’s
Suzanne Vega, Old Town School
The Empty Pockets
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters
“World Peace Wednesday” Wildfire Relief with David Gans and more