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Upcoming Livestream Concerts This Week

*Updated May 7, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic confines us to our households, musicians around the world are bringing fans into their homes with livestream concerts. Don’t get bored during the quarantine! 

Here are some of the best livestreams to watch this week.

Daily Livestreams

Americana Highways

Americana Highways is hosting 30-minute livestream sets by artists every night except for Sunday. The sets are streamed via the Americana Highways Facebook page, beginning at 7 p.m. ET and ending at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

  • Where: Facebook
  • When: 7 p.m. ET every night (except Sunday)

La Blogotheque Stay Away Shows

Parisian music media company La Blogotheque is known best for producing short videos of popular indie artists performing acoustic sets on the streets of its home city. Since the beginning of the quarantine period, La Blogotheque has been hosting a livestream by one artist every day on its Instagram page.

Lincoln Center at Home

Lincoln Center is streaming both live and recorded performances all-day every day. The performances include jazz, classical and world music concerts, as well as ballets.

Mad Decent Live

Los Angeles-based record label Mad Decent is hosting livestreams most nights, featuring rising stars in electronic music. Mad Decent, which was founded by producer and DJ Diplo (AKA the “D” in LSD), is known for popularizing genres of world electronic music, including moombahton and Brazilian baile funk.

  • Where: Twitch
  • When: Various times

May 7

Americana Highways

Americana Highways is hosting 30-minute livestream sets by artists every night except for Sunday. The sets are streamed via the Americana Highways Facebook page, beginning at 7 p.m. ET and ending at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

  • Featuring: Mark Robinson, Luella, Paul Whitacre, Thomm Jutz
  • Where: Facebook
  • When: 7 p.m. ET

Cordovas

Nashville-based Americana band Cordovas will perform live from their home studio on Facebook beginning at 9 p.m.

Declan McKenna — La Blogotheque Stay Away Shows

English indie pop songwriter Declan McKenna will perform live on La Blogotheque’s Instagram page as part of La Blogotheque’s Stay Away Shows.

D-Nice and Zack Bia — Houseparty Prom

Social networking app Houseparty is hosting a virtual prom with performances from DJ and rapper D-Nice and social media personality Zack Bia. The event can be accessed through the Houseparty app.

Girl Gang Leeds Presents Living Room Party #2

Girl Gang Leeds, a UK-based online community supporting women and people of marginalized genders, is hosting a virtual concert on its Instagram page, featuring performances from a number of popular indie artists.

  • Featuring: Diet Cig, The Tuts, Worriers, Hit Like a Girl, Cultdreams, ARXX
  • Where: Instagram
  • When: 2 p.m. ET

Indigo Girls

Atlanta-based folk rock duo Indigo Girls are performing a live concert and a Q&A series every Thursday this month, beginning May 7.

Lauren Mascitti and Shawn Camp — Martin Guitar Presents Jam in Place

Country songwriters Lauren Mascitti and Shawn Camp are performing on Facebook Live as part of Martin Guitar’s Jam in Place series.

Mad Decent Live

Los Angeles-based record label Mad Decent is hosting livestreams most nights, featuring rising stars in electronic music. Mad Decent, which was founded by producer and DJ Diplo (AKA the “D” in LSD), is known for popularizing genres of world electronic music including moombahton and Brazilian baile funk.

  • Featuring: Biscits, Mike B, Tokimonsta, Mr. Carmack, Diplo, Paul Devro
  • Where: Twitch
  • When: 4 p.m. ET

The 1975 Tribute Concert

The Face Magazine is hosting a tribute concert for English pop band The 1975, featuring performances from Phoebe Bridgers, Pale Waves, Clairo, Cavetown, Gracie Abrams, and others.

  • Featuring: Phoebe Bridgers, Pale Waves, Clairo, Cavetown, Gracie Abrams, and others
  • Where: Instagram
  • When: 11 a.m. ET

The Frights

Pop punk band The Frights will be performing live on Dr. Martens’ Instagram page.

Watkins Family Hour with John C. Reilly and Mike Viola

Bluegrass band Watkins Family Hour has been hosting weekly livestreams every Thursday featuring special guests, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund. This week, musician Mike Viola and actor John C. Reilly will join.

Zac Brown Band

Atlanta-based country rock group Zac Brown Band will perform live on Twitch and Twitter as part of Verizon’s Pay It Forward series.

May 8

320 Festival

Organized by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Talinda Bennington, this virtual festival will place a spotlight on mental health and include both musical performances and educational sessions. The festival will include performances by Chris Martin of Coldplay, Art Alexakis of Everclear, and others. Originally organized as a live festival and since refashioned as a virtual event due to COVID-19, the 320 Festival will take place from May 8-10.

  • Featuring: Chris Martin, Art Alexakis, Atarah Valentine, Aunty Social, Echosmith, Bruce Wiegner, and more
  • Where: Facebook, YouTube, KNEKT.TV
  • When: 11:30 a.m. ET

Americana Highways

Americana Highways is hosting 30-minute livestream sets by artists every night except for Sunday. The sets are streamed via the Americana Highways Facebook page, beginning at 7 p.m. ET and ending at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

  • Featuring: James Lee Baker, Hope Dunbar, Geremiah Giampa of Brother Starling, Shayna Sands
  • Where: Facebook
  • When: 7 p.m. ET

Angela Petrilli — Martin Guitar Presents Jam in Place

Guitarist Angela Petrilli will perform on Facebook Live as part of Martin Guitar’s Jam in Place series.

Chelsea Williams

Pop songwriter Chelsea Williams will perform live on YouTube at 8 p.m.

Jessica Childress

R&B singer-songwriter Jessica Childress will perform live on the Sunset Marquis Hotel’s Instagram page beginning at 9 p.m.

Mad Decent Live

Los Angeles-based record label Mad Decent is hosting livestreams most nights, featuring rising stars in electronic music. Mad Decent, which was founded by producer and DJ Diplo (AKA the “D” in LSD), is known for popularizing genres of world electronic music including moombahton and Brazilian baile funk.

  • Featuring: CZ, Aegokiller, Diplo, Secular Sabbath, and RHYE
  • Where: Twitch
  • When: 7 p.m. ET

Squirrel Flower — La Blogotheque Stay Away Shows

Singer-songwriter Ella O’Connor Williams, who performs under the moniker Squirrel Flower, will be streaming live on Instagram as part of La Blogotheque’s Stay Away shows.

Yaeji

Electronic musician Yaeji will perform a late night set on Instagram beginning at 11 p.m.

May 9

320 Festival

Organized by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Talinda Bennington, this virtual festival will place a spotlight on mental health and include both musical performances and educational sessions. The festival will include performances by Chris Martin of Coldplay, Art Alexakis of Everclear, and others. Originally organized as a live festival and since refashioned as a virtual event due to COVID-19, the 320 Festival will take place from May 8-10.

  • Featuring: Chris Martin, Art Alexakis, Atarah Valentine, Aunty Social, Echosmith, Bruce Wiegner, and more
  • Where: FacebookYouTube, KNEKT.TV
  • When: 11:30 a.m. ET

Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott — VERZUZ

Producer and rapper Timbaland’s VERZUZ Instagram Live series sets two artists against one another in a beat battle. In the next edition, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott will face off.

Fearless At Home

Fearless Records iks hosting a virtual festival featuring acoustic performances from artists on the label’s roster, including Underoath, All That Remains, Eat Your Heart Out, and others. All proceeds will benefit Crew Nation, an organization set up to provide relief for music road crews who are out of work due to COVID-19.

  • Featuring:  The Pretty Reckless, Ice Nine Kills, Gray Scale, Underoath, All That Remains, Eat Your Heart Out, and more
  • Where: Fearless At Home
  • When: 3 p.m. ET

Global Dance Festival

The Global Dance Festival, an event held annually in Denver, has shifted online for this year. The virtual festival will include performances by a number of electronic dance musicians including Bear Grillz, Nostalgix, Loud Luxury, Funtcase, and others. All proceeds will benefit Direct Relief, a nonprofit organization assisting those affected by poverty or emergency situations

  • Featuring: Bear Grillz, Nostalgix, Loud Luxury, Funtcase, and more
  • Where: Twitch
  • When: 2 p.m. ET

Lianne La Havas — La Blogotheque Stay Away Shows

London-born singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas will be streaming live on La Blogotheque’s Instagram page as part of La Blogotheque’s Stay Away shows.

LIVEMEDAID

Featuring major figures in the scientific community, LIVEMEDAID will include musical performances as well as speeches from prominent scientists including Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Suzuki, and Dr. Wade Davis. Musical guests include METRIC, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Bombino, and others. Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders and frontline healthcare workers.

  • Featuring: METRIC, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Bombino, and more
  • Where: LIVEMEDAID, Facebook, Twitter
  • When: 7 p.m. ET

Mad Decent Live

Los Angeles-based record label Mad Decent is hosting livestreams most nights, featuring rising stars in electronic music. Mad Decent, which was founded by producer and DJ Diplo (AKA the “D” in LSD), is known for popularizing genres of world electronic music including moombahton and Brazilian baile funk.

  • Featuring: Grace X, Wax Motif, Diplo, and Dillon Francis
  • Where: Twitch
  • When: 3 p.m. ET

Secret Sky Festival

Organized by electronic musician Porter Robinson, the Secret Sky Festival will virtually stage electronic acts from Robinson, A.G. Cook, Madeon, and others. The virtual festival will allow audience members to interact with one another via a “digital auditorium.” 

  • Featuring: Porter Robinson, A.G. Cook, Madeon, Jai Wolf, Lil Texas, and more
  • Where: Secret Sky Festival
  • When: 2 p.m. ET

May 10

320 Festival

Organized by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Talinda Bennington, this virtual festival will place a spotlight on mental health and include both musical performances and educational sessions. The festival will include performances by Chris Martin of Coldplay, Art Alexakis of Everclear, and others. Originally organized as a live festival and since refashioned as a virtual event due to COVID-19, the 320 Festival will take place from May 8-10.

  • Featuring: Chris Martin, Art Alexakis, Atarah Valentine, Aunty Social, Echosmith, Bruce Wiegner, and more
  • Where: FacebookYouTube, KNEKT.TV
  • When: 11:30 a.m. ET

Caitlin Canty

Singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty will perform on Bands In Town to benefit Billy Conway’s Relief Fund.

Can’t Be There Today: BIlly Bragg and The City Winery All Stars Presents a Mother’s Day Special

English protest songwriter Billy Bragg and New York City’s The City Winery are teaming up to host a star-studded Mother’s Day virtual concert featuring folk music luminaries, such as Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, Indigo Girls, Jorma Kaukonen, Todd Snider, Loudon Wainwright, Andrew Bird, and others. The ticketed event will be viewable through a private YouTube link provided to ticket buyers via email before the event.

  • Featuring: Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, Indigo Girls, Jorma Kaukonen, Todd Snider, Loudon Wainwright, Andrew Bird, and others.
  • Where: The City Winery
  • When: 5 p.m. ET

Global Dance Festival

The Global Dance Festival, an event held annually in Denver, has shifted online for this year. The virtual festival will include performances by a number of electronic dance musicians including Bear Grillz, Nostalgix, Loud Luxury, Funtcase, and others.

  • Featuring: Bear Grillz, Nostalgix, Loud Luxury, Funtcase, and more
  • Where: Twitch
  • When: 2 p.m. ET

Luke Jenner — La Blogotheque Stay Away Shows

Luke Jenner of the Rapture will be streaming live on La Blogotheque’s Instagram page as part of La Blogotheque’s Stay Away shows.

Mad Decent Live

Los Angeles-based record label Mad Decent is hosting livestreams most nights, featuring rising stars in electronic music. Mad Decent, which was founded by producer and DJ Diplo (AKA the “D” in LSD), is known for popularizing genres of world electronic music, including moombahton and Brazilian baile funk.

  • Featuring: Walshy Fire, Major Lazer
  • Where: Twitch
  • When: 3 p.m. ET