Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Thursday, October 8
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Jason Isbell and Derry deBorja of the 400 Unit perform during the 2018 Forecastle Music Festival at Louisville Waterfront Park on July 15, in Louisville, Ky.
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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“Festival International Nuits D’Afrique” Mateo
Jay Cobb Anderson
David Gans, Live From Oakland
“Come Together Mental Health Music Festival” Jason Isbell, Smith & Myers, Kiiara, American Authors, Jade Bird, Yola, Shamir, Son Little
Machine Gun Kelly