As the nation adjusts to the new reality of life under self-quarantine in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of artists and musical institutions are taking the show online to share some musical joy during these trying times, according to a report by Billboard.
Thanks to everyone from the Dropkick Murphys to the New York Metropolitan Opera enjoy some entertainment from the safety of your couch.
March 20: Sheryl Crow will lead “a mindfulness meditation” via Instagram Live at 10:00 a.m. EST.
After a tour with Fletcher was called off, L Devine launched a URL tour streaming live on a different platform each night between March 16-30, starting with Instagram Live. Check out her March 20 show on Twitter here, and look out for shows on Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.
Miley Cyrus‘ “Bright Minded” series continues today, this time with a stacked schedule: “Miley’s morning announcements” will begin at 2:30 p.m. EST, followed by special guest Hailey Bieber and stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Plus, catch up on yesterday’s episode with Rita Ora and Jeremy Scott here.
J Balvin is holding a #StayHome and listen #WithMe session for his new album Colores at 1:45pm ET.
Elliott Wilson will be going live on Tidal’s Instagram today at 12:00 p.m. EST, with Rapsody, Benny The Butcher and Noreaga.
Conan Gray will be hosting a live digital party all weekend long to celebrate today’s release of his debut studio album Kid Krow. Look out for a YouTube live stream today at 6:00 p.m. EST, a Twitter Q&A Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EST and ending with a Reddit AMA Monday at 1 p.m. EST.
Americana Highways has announced a nightly live streaming music series called “Live Music From the Quarantine.” The series will kick off today and will include four back-to-back 30-minute sets from different artists, six nights a week, via Facebook Live. Check out the schedule here.
“Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions” continues today, when Julianne Hough will perform KINRGY, “a movement experience inspired by the elements,” via Instagram Live at 2:00 p.m. EST. Hozier and OneRepublic will also perform via Instagram Live on their individual pages, at 3:00 p.m. EST and 4:00 p.m. EST, respectively. Celese will do the same at 4:30 p.m. EST, and Steve Aoki at 7:00 p.m. EST.
SiriusXM announced the launch of the Ultra Virtual Audio Festival on UMF Radio starting today. The limited-run radio channel will feature exclusive DJ sets from artists who were set to take the stage at the now-canceled Ultra Music Festival in Miami this weekend, including Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Major Lazer and more.
The Aubreys (Finn Wolfhard and Malcom Craig) will play a few songs via live stream on Tuesday (March 24) at 4:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. PST.
March 19: Boredom will get kicked to the curb with the Billboard Live At-Home series, which will launch today with JoJo at 1:00 p.m. EDT via Billboard’s Facebook page. Look out for future sessions from Luke Bryan, Josh Groban, Russell Dickerson and many more.
The Philadelphia Orchestra gave their last performance on March 12, aired on public radio and live streamed.
Third Man Records will launch a series of daily live-streamed performances dubbed “Third Man Public Access” from the Blue Room at its Nashville headquarters every day at 12 p.m. CT, kicking off with a set from new age steel pedal player Luke Schneider. The shows will take place every day on Third Man’s YouTube page for the “foreseeable future” and feature some of the label’s “favorite artists sharing whatever is inspiring them during this impossibly dystopian moment in time.” Fans can use Venmo or Paypal to tip the entertainers.
Rudy Mancuso will go live at 8:00 p.m. EST on his YouTube channel to play some piano and hopefully provide a few laugh for his housebound fans.
Singer/songwriter Jens Lekman announced that after postponing his planned spring tour with youth orchestras he’s offering fans “personal shows over Skype” starting next week (March 23-29). “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,” he wrote. If you’re interested, sign up here.
Niall Horan and Common will put their hands up for the next installment of “Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions,” the virtual concert series which “aims to unite humanity at a time when many may feel isolated at home.” Horan will perform at his Instagram Live page today at 4:00 p.m. EST. Common’s performance will take place on his Instagram Live from 5:30 p.m. EDT.
Brad Paisley is taking requests for a Facebook Live concert that will air live at 6 p.m. EDT today
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has assembled an incredible cast of artists and actors for a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” posted on Instagram. ““We are in this together, we will get through it together,” she said. “Let’s imagine together.”
Sony Music Nashville artists continue to share livestream concerts — today, Rachel Wammack and Matt Stell will go live on IG at 4:00 p.m. CST and 7:30 p.m. CST, respectively. Tyler Booth will perform on Facebook at 6:30 p.m. CDT.
Kelsea Ballerini will host an album countdown live stream today starting at 9:00 p.m. CT.
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Today, many of the artists slated to play this year’s Luck Reunion, the annual festival held in Willie Nelson’s backyard, will present “Til Further Notice,” a live-streamed, free event featuring call-in sets filmed live by artists themselves, including Nelson, his sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell, Jewel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey and Randy Houser, among others. The sets will be viewable via Luck Reunion’s website, Twitch and Facebook between 7:00 p.m. and midnight ET. While the majority of the acts will perform and record from living rooms, bedrooms or home studios, a small number of local acts are slated to broadcast from Austin’s Arlyn Studios.
Americana Highways has announced a nightly live streaming music series called “Live Music From the Quarantine.” The series will kick off Friday (March 20) and will include four back-to-back 30-minute sets from different artists, six nights a week, via Facebook Live. Check out the schedule here.
“Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions” will continue on Friday (March 20), when Julianne Hough will perform KINRGY, “a movement experience inspired by the elements,” via Instagram Live at 2:00 p.m. EST. Hozier and OneRepublic will also perform via Instagram Live on their individual pages, at 3:00 p.m. EST and 4:00 p.m. EST, respectively.
March 18: Diplo is staying true to the house music name by live-streaming 90-minute DJ sets straight out of his living room every night.
Miley Cyrus will host another hourlong live stream on Instagram starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. This installment will include a seven-minute workout, plus chats with Amy Schumer and her husband Chris Fischer as well as Love Is Blind breakout couple Lauren and Cameron. Cyrus plans to do her Bright Minded live streams Mondays through Fridays.
“Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions” will continue today at 4:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. PST with Charlie Puth. The performance will take place live on his Instagram page.
Charli XCX has announced a new series of daily “self-isolating” Instagram livestream shows, kicking off today here at noon EST with guest Christine and the Queens. Diplo, Clairo, Rita Ora and many more are on the lineup for future episodes; check out the full schedule here. Christine and the Queens and a ski mask-wearing Charli XCX got existential while chatting about the ups and downs of their isolations, but both artists have been trying to channel their creativity during this time.
The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will be closed until further notice due to coronavirus, but the museum will debut never-before-released digital programs from its archives online for free starting today. Look out for programming with Billie Eilish, Bob Newhart, Brandi Carlile, Greta Van Fleet, Larkin Poe, Scarypoolparty, X Ambassadors and Yola.
New York’s 92nd Street Y 92Y@Home continues its daily live-streamed events tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST with a concert by young mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron; click here. Look out for Beethoven interpreter Jonathan Biss on March 26 as well.
Indigo Girls will perform a livestream concert and Q&A via Facebook Live on Thursday (March 19). Head here at 6:00 p.m. EST on Thursday to watch.
Comedian Tim Heidecker hosted an eight-hour edition of his Office Hours podcast with special guests Bon Iver, Mac Demarco, Fred Armisen, John C. Reiley, Kyle Mooney and more. Listen here.
Sam Smith took to Instagram to share with fans that he’s suffering from allergies, but hopes to potentially host a singalong with fans soon. “If I’m better in a few days, I’m going to sing and play some songs and just record them, and hopefully we can all have a little sing-song together. I think we all need it,” he said.
Kelsea Ballerini will host an album countdown live stream on Thursday (March 19) starting at 9:00 p.m. CT.
March 17: At 6:00 PM EST, Ben Platt will host a #QuaranTunes Virtual Dance Party.
John Legend has helped launched “Together At Home,” which is supported by Global Citizen and described as “a series of online concert performances hosted on artists social media platforms to fight coronavirus and promote social distancing.” Legend will go live on Instagram Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST.
Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard has announced that he’ll be providing fans with some in-home entertainment in the form of performances livestreamed from his home studio. Tune in here to see Gibbard stream daily, starting today at 7:00 PM EST.
Luke Combs will go live on Instagram today at 7:00 PM CDT to “sing a couple of tunes,” including a cover and a new song.
Country duo the Young Fables are hosting a live concert on Facebook at 9:00 PM ET, with a portion of their tips going to Smoking Mountain Meals on Wheels. “COVID-19 is affecting so many people, especially our elders,” they said on Facebook. “This non-profit organization is very close to our hearts.”
At 8:00 PM CT, Jon Cleary will stream a Q&A and performance from FHQ World Headquarters. Head here to watch.
Garth Brooks has announced that he will play a concert on his weekly “Inside Studio G” Facebook series on Monday (March 23) at 7:00 PM EST/4:00 PM PST. The show will be just Brooks and a guitar (and possibly wife Trisha Yearwood) taking requests for up to an hour.