With all tours and events grounded because of the coronavirus, artists have been using livestreaming to stay close to their fans. Below, you’ll find an updated list of livestreams scheduled for the coming days and details on how to watch them. In particular, fans can catch Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Charli XCX, Miley Cyrus, Ben Gibbard, Rufus Wainwright, Peter Bjorn and John, Big Freedia, Christine and the Queens, Amanda Shires, and more.
“DJ D-Nice Couch Party”
When: Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30 p.m. EST
DJ D-Nice, whose Club Quarantine DJ sets are proving to be the most lit, star-studded dance parties on Instagram, is teaming up with former first lady Michelle Obama for a livestream to encourage voter registration.
Talib Kweli DJ Set
When: Wednesday, March 25th at 8:00 p.m. EST
Talib Kweli will go live on Instagram to perform a DJ set of “nothing but my favorite lyrrical hip-hop songs of all time. This one is strictly for the heads,” he says.
When: Wednesday, March 25th at 9:00 p.m. EST
Charli XCX will perform a live DJ set for the LGBTQ+ online party Club Q. The password for the party, which is limited to 1,000 participants at a time and takes place via Zoom, will be posted on Instagram at 9:00 p.m. EST. Charli will perform a 30-minute set of “personal favorites and rarities from her own back catalog.”
When: Wednesday, March 25th at 10:00 p.m. EST
Weyes Blood will perform a stay-at-home concert for Pitchfork’s Instagram beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST.
Devon Allman’s “We Are Still All Together Tour”
When: New episodes weekly – Wednesday, March 25th at 8:00 p.m. EST; Friday, March 27th at 8:00 p.m. EST; Sunday, March 29th at 5:00 p.m. EST
Devon Allman of The Allman Betts Band is going to go “on tour” from his house. These performances will be pro-shot on a pro camera rig, not a phone, not a computer setup on the kitchen table, but it will be mixed professionally complete with video intros, outros, fading and transitions on the fly.
“One night will be cover songs, one night originals, one night Q&A live, one night special guests, one night request hour, etc” says Allman.
There will also be a virtual tip jar in place to donate with proceeds going to The Allman Betts Band touring crew to help during the time off of touring.
When: March 23rd-29th
Jens Lekman will be offering personal shows over Skype from March 23rd-29th. He explains, “For one hour each day, I will randomly be calling those who have signed up and play one song of my own choice, then move on to the next person. Sign up here. Stay strong, world!”
Charli XCX’s “Self-Isolation IG Livestream”
When: Daily at 12:00 p.m. EST
Each afternoon, Charli XCX will be joined by a special guest to “spark conversation, share insight, or simply entertain fans across the world who are currently practicing social distancing.” Her inaugural episodes featured a conversation with Christine and the Queens about mental health, and a personal training session with Diplo.
Christine and the Queens
When: Daily at 1:00 p.m. EST
Every day at 1:00 p.m. ET, the French artist also known as Héloïse Letissier will perform live from Ferber recording studios in Paris. “I’ll find a way to deal with the ennui,” she writes. “Guests and weird concepts included.”
“Third Man Public Access”
When: Daily at 1:00 p.m. EST
Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced Third Man Public Access, a series of daily live-streamed performances to take place from the label’s famed Blue Room in Nashville.
Viewers will see Third Man artists “sharing whatever is inspiring them during this impossibly dystopian moment in time. Let us commiserate with you, lift your spirits, and feed your soul with the magic that only ‘live’ music / poetry / puppet shows / some sort of human connection can provide.”
Third Man will be including Venmo and Paypal handles so that viewers can tip the entertainers.
When: Daily (March 23rd-27th) at 1:00 p.m. EST
To celebrate the release of Devotion, Margaret Glaspy will perform live on Instagram everday from March 23rd-27th.
La Blogothèque’s “Stay Away Shows”
When: Daily at 2:00 p.m. EST
La Blogothèque is offering a new spin on its beloved “Take Away Shows” with “Stay Away Shows”. As they explain it, “We want our entire community and all music lovers to have access to their favourite artists and discover new talents during the confinement period. That’s why we’re launching the ‘Stay Away Shows’. Every day, at 7pm Paris time, 2pm NYC time, 11am LA time, on our Instagram, friends from The Blogothèque will come and play a live show with a lot of surprises. Please, stay home, stay safe.”
Early editions have featured Francis Lung, Okay Kaya, Andrew Bird, Kevin Morby, and more.
Miley Cyrus’ “Bright Minded: Live”
When: Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. EST
Each weekday, Cyrus and a special guest will discuss “how to stay LIT with love in dark times.” Early episodes have featured Demi Lovato and Amy Schumer.
When: Daily at 3:00 p.m. EST
Melissa Etheridge is performing live on Facebook everday on at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”
When: Daily at 4:20 p.m. EST
The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson has announced “Boy In A Bubble”, a daily series of livestreamed solo performances. Benson will perform one song per day, pulling from all points of his storied career and premiering material from his upcoming solo album Dear Life.
When: Daily (March 22nd-27th) at 6:00 p.m. EST
To support her new album Love is an Art, Vanessa Carlton will perform daily livestreams until March 27th.
Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging”
When: Daily at 6:30 p.m. EST
Amanda Shires has been staging daily live performances on YouTube with her husband Jason Isbell. Past performances have featured songs from her collaborative project The Highwomen and a cover of Warren Zevon.
Ben Gibbard’s “Live From Home”
When: Daily at 7:00 p.m. EST
Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is performing daily concerts from his home studio. His initial performances have featured a mix of DCFC songs, material from The Postal Service, and covers of Radiohead and New Order. Future shows may include special guests.
Gibbard is also encouraging his fans to donate to organizations including Aurora Commons and the University District Food Bank.
Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”
When: Daily at 9:00 p.m. EST
Drew Holcomb is making the most of his time in self-quarantine by creating the “Kitchen Covers” series that streams every evening at 9:00 p.m. EST via Instagram and Facebook. So far, he’s covered songs by The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty, U2, and Kenny Rogers.
Rufus Wainwright’s “Musical Everydays”
In a series he’s calling “Musical Everydays,” Rufus Wainwright is performing one song from his catalog everyday on piano. Early installments have seen him play “Grey Gardens”, “The Art Teacher”, and “Vibrate”.
“In these dire times, I want to share some music with you all from the warmth and comfort of our home in Los Angeles. Hopefully you’re at your homes with your loved ones as well. We have to stay positive and I feel that music and art are a large part of what gets us through times like these. It’s even more essential to be reminded about what it really means to be human: compassionate, caring, creative,” Wainwright says.
Diplo’s “Corona World Tour”
When: Five days weekly – Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EST; Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. EST; Thursday at 10:00 p.m. EST; Friday at 10:00 p.m. EST; and Saturday at 11:00 p.m. EST
For the duration of social distancing/quarantine practices in the U.S., Diplo will livestream DJ sets from his house five nights per week. The streams will be themed in line with Diplo’s interests: “A Very Lazer Sunday”, paying homage to his group, Major Lazer’s, dancehall and reggae roots airing Sundays at 7:00 p.m. EST; a mixed-bag “Ronatronix” set Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. EST (the name a throwback to the iconic Hollertronix parties that launched his career); country-flecked variety show “The Thomas Wesley Show Thursdays” at 10:00 p.m. EST; ambient “Corona Sabbath Fridays” at 10:00 p.m. EST; and a good, old fashioned “Coronight Feve”r rave Saturday nights at 11:00 p.m. EST.
Major publishers and record labels will allow the archived streams to live on YouTube and to be monetized by respective rights holders, with royalties being paid to all those whose music is played in the shows.
When: Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. EST
Amanda Palmer will participate in Bandsintown’s Live Music Marathon, a two-day livestreaming event benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief fund.
When: Thursday, March 26th at 8:00 p.m. EST
Dave Matthews will kick off Verizon’s new weekly streaming series, Pay It Forward Live, which comes in support of small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Matthews will perform a 30-minute set from his home.
Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby
When: Thursday, March 26th
Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby will stage another livestream next Thursday, March 26th on Waxahatchee’s Instagram.
During their first livestream, the pair covered songs by Blink-182, Everclear, and Silver Jews. Plus, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold made a surprise cameo.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
When: Friday, March 27th at 12:00 a.m. EST
Last week, Ladysmith Black Mambazo was able to perform a concert in an empty Royce Hall before safely returning to South Africa. UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) recorded their performance with three camera operators, a few staff, and a modest yet passionately committed crew, just before increased public health measures came into place. KCRW, in collaboration with CAP UCLA, is proud to present this exclusive concert on-air and online.
Peter Bjorn and John’s 36 Hour Live-Stream Marathon
When: Friday, March 27th at 9:00 a.m. EST – Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 p.m. EST
Peter Bjorn and John will co-host a 36-hour video live-stream marathon on Twitch from their INGRID Studios in Stockholm. Titled 36h INGRID, the live-stream event starts at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday – with the band’s set at 5:00 p.m. EST – and runs until Saturday the 28th at 10:00 pm EST. Peter Bjorn and John’s 36h INGRID marathon will also offer live sets and DJ sets from several of their friends in and surrounding the INGRID collective. Live performances include Shout Out Louds, Freja The Dragon, Tussilago, Esther, Johnossi and OLSSON while viewers can also expect DJ performances from Studio Barnhus’s Axel Boman and Kornél Kovács, and more.
During the live-stream Peter Bjorn and John will interact with fans and viewers will be able to make donations via Paypal to help cover the costs for crew and gear. All remaining funds will be divided between the other participating artists, a lot of whom are experiencing financial strains as a result of the pandemic.
When: Friday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. EST
Tayla Parx will participate in Bandsintown’s Live Music Marathon, a two-day livestreaming event benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief fund.
When: Friday, March 27th at 6:00 p.m. EST
Grammy-wining producer RAC is livestreaming a performance from his studio in Portland. In partnership with Amazon Music, the event is called “Studio Hangs w/ RAC”, and also sees RAC answering fan questions in between performances.
Tank and the Bangas
When: Friday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. EST
Tanks and the Bangas will participate in Bandsintown’s Live Music Marathon, a two-day livestreaming event benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief fund.
When: Friday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m. EST
Half Waif will celebrate the release of her new album, The Caretaker, with a livestream beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST.
When: Friday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. EST
Reggie Watts will participate in Cancelled Fest alongside artists like Goon, Cartalk, Draag, and Illuminati Hotties.
Donations will be accepted at Venmo account @Cancelled-Fest to help alleviate the financial impact of cancelled live shows and lost income for artists around the country.
Big Freedia’s “Friday Night Shakedown”
When: Every Friday night at 9pm EST
New Orleans’ Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, and her shake team will perform live for fans every Friday night for the foreseeable future. “With all that’s happening right now, we need some joy and fun,” says Big Freedia. “Shakedown Fridays is a time for everyone to tune-in and shake with me and get some much-needed distraction from the news.”
Fans are encouraged to donate to the Greater New Orleans Disaster Relief Fund.
More shows are in the works, including a cooking show, Big Freedia’s Kitchen, and Big Freedia’s Sunday Morning Gospel.
Jesse Malin’s “The Fine Art of Self Distancing”
When: Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. EST
Jesse Malin’s Saturday livestream series The Fine Art of Self Distancing will kick off March 28 at 4:00pm EDT (YouTube), from his couch in New York City. “I’ll be playing songs, telling stories, doing bits and motivational backflips. It’s free, but with an option for donations that will help band, the road crew and me get through this crazy time of tour cancellations and postponements,” he says.
Elton John’s “iHeart Living Room Concert for America”
When: Sunday, March 29th at 9:00 p.m. EST
Where: FOX (TV) and iHeartMedia
Elton John is hosting a benefit concert to raising money in support of coronavirus relief efforts. Scheduled performers include Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Tim McGraw.
Phish’s “Dinner and a Movie”
When: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST
Each Tuesday for the foreseeable future, Phish will air a full show for free from their LivePhish.com archive. Each broadcast will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. EST.
Phish will also provide fans with recommended in-home recipes so they can cook along and enjoy dinner while watching the show.
Lastly, each show will provide fans with the opportunity to donate to a non-profit hand-picked by the band.
Echosmith’s “The Lonely Generation Acoustic Digital Tour”
When: April 1st-14th
The idea of the digital tour is for Echosmith to perform acoustic shows on various Instagram accounts, Facebook pages, and/or websites so everyone can have some human connection and be brought together by music during these difficult times. The band will be performing songs from their new album Lonely Generation.
Neil Young’s “Fireside Sessions”
Where: Neil Young Archives
On a semi-regular basis, Neil Young will host “Fireside Sessions” from his home in Telluride, Colorado. “Because we are all at home and not venturing out, we will try to do a stream from my fireplace with my lovely wife [Daryl Hannah] filming. It will be a down-home production, a few songs, a little time together,” explains the songwriting legend.
The initial episode featured a six-song set with performances of “Vampire Blues”, “Razor Love”, and “Tell Me Why”.
Yo-Yo Ma’s “Songs of Comfort”
On a semi-regular basis, Yo-Yo Ma will perform live on Instagram. “In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort,” he says.