A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

Mar 17, 2020
Originally published on May 14, 2020 4:24 pm

Updated on May 14 at 4:24 p.m. ET.

As more festivals, performances and concerts are canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians of all stripes and sizes are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans.

NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.

Some artists are planning daily streams — like Ben Gibbard and Christine and the Queens — and will be noted below as information becomes available.

This is a living document, updated every day until it's no longer needed.

If you would like a live concert to be considered for the list, please fill out this Google Form. Thanks!


May 14

classical

Lincoln Center at Home: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Facebook

The Metropolitan Opera: Britten's Peter Grimes
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Live with Carnegie Hall: Renée Fleming and Rufus Wainwright
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Carnegie Hall / Instagram / Facebook

Peter Serkin, piano
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: 92Y

Claire Chase plays Steve Reich, Marcos Balter, Mario Diaz de Leon, Felipe Lara and more
Time: 6 - 10 p.m. ET
Link: Music Rebound

pop

Prince & The Revolution: Live
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Jesse & Joy
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Josh Groban
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Cléa Vincent
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Jazz

Jazz Foundation of America COVID-19 Benefit: Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Angélique Kidjo, Hot 8 Brass Band, Jon Batiste and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Jazz Foundation

Blue Note At Home Sessions
- Big Sam: 2 p.m. ET
- Monty Alexander: 6 p.m. ET
- Nicholas Payton: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Samora Pinderhughes
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Public Theater

Norah Jones
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Ray Chew Live with Chick Corea and Marcus Miller
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Hip-Hop

Chance the Rapper
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch / Twitter / Facebook

Rock

Japanese Breakfast
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Noon Chorus

Torres
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Noon Chorus

Sweet Lizzy Project
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: NPR Live Sessions

Joe Bonamassa
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Radiohead
Time: 9 a.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Ty Segall
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Built to Spill
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Jared & The Mill
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Teddy Thompson
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

Love Fame Tragedy (Matt Murphy of The Wombats)
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Metal

Judas Priest
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

blues

Warren Haynes Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

country / Americana

Indigo Girls
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Watkins Family Hour with The War & Treaty and Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Crowd Cast

Americana Highways: Chad Elliott, Taylor Martin and Lyndsey Pruitt, Julian Taylor and Kathleen Grace
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Cordovas
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Multi-Genre

Natural Light Online Commencement featuring Dashboard Confessional, Ludacris, Machine Gun Kelly and more
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Electronic

Lollapalooza From The Vault: ODESZA
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

United We Stream Berlin: Gene on Earth, Thabo, Meggy, Thalo Santana and more
Time: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
Link: United We Stream

Lost Resort: TOKiMONSTA, Hayden James and Icona Pop
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch / YouTube

Mad Decent: Hank Korsan, Diplo, Paul Devro
Time: 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Lauren Jauregui
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Experimental

Ear Talk: Online Sound Gathering
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: Hali Polombo, Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

Fridman Gallery Solos: Daniel Neumann
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Fridman Gallery

May 15

classical

Opera Philadelphia Digital Festival: The Barber of Seville
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Silkroad Home Sessions: Arjuna's Revelation performed by Silkroad Ensemble
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Live @ National Sawdust: Alicia Hall Moran Masterclass
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: National Sawdust

New York City Ballet: Justin Peck's Pulcinella Variations
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: NYC Ballet

The Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Tamara Stefanovich, piano
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: 92Y

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Leonard Bernstein's Mass
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: PBS Great Performances

Jazz

Blue Note At Home Sessions
- Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III: 6 p.m. ET
- Isaiah Sharkey: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

SF Jazz Fridays at Five: Monsieur Periné
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: SF Jazz

The Hot Sardines
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Public Theater

Pasquale Grasso
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Multi-Genre

KC Bands Together: Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, The Elders, Enrique Chi of Making Music and more Kansas City-based artists
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

California Women's Music: Paula Cole, Tracy Bonham, Madame Gandhi and more
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Juno Awards Songwriters Circle: Rose Cousins, Tenille Townes, William Prince and Ed Robertson
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: CBC / YouTube / Facebook

Theater

Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Shower: A Folk Opera by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Carolina Performing Arts / YouTube / Facebook

Folk

The Front Bottoms
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Rachael Price and Taylor Ashton sing Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

Jeff Beam
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

country / Americana

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Fans

Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Shakey Graves
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

R&B / Soul

Tangled Tape
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

blues

Larkin Poe Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Rock

Queen: Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Whitehorse
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Leslie Mendelson
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Jared & The Mill
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Hip-Hop

Zaki Ibrahim
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Metal

Oranssi Pazuzu
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Electronic

Hania Rani
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

United We Stream Berlin: Alien Rain, Oscar, UVB and more
Time: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
Link: United We Stream

Virtual EDC Las Vegas: Zeds Dead, Claude VonStroke, Valentino Khan and more
Time: 5 p.m. - 1:50 a.m. ET
Link: Twitch / YouTube

Glitterbox Virtual Festival: Nightmares on Wax, The Shapeshifters, Billy Porter and more
Time: 9 a.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: Nina Dante, Jim Baker, Liah Kohl and Katinka Kleijn and more
Time: 7 - 10 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

May 16

Classical

The Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Rigoletto
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

The Cincinnati Symphony Live from Music Hall
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Cincinnati Symphony / YouTube / Facebook

Daniel Vnukowski, piano
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Dan Performs / Facebook

Jazz

Blue Note At Home Sessions
- Joey Alexander: 8 p.m. ET
- Theo Croker: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Joe's Pub Live from the Archive: Stephanie Chou's Comfort Girl
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Public Theater

Multi-Genre

KC Bands Together: Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, The Elders, Enrique Chi of Making Music and more Kansas City-based artists
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Block by Blockwest: Idles, Pussy Riot, Hunny, The Wrecks and more
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Note: Block by Blockwest will take place in Minecraft. For details on how to attend, watch the organizers' tutorial here. For a full lineup, check here.

Rock

Sheryl Crow
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Fans

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Warpaint
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Andy Frasco Dance Party
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Fans

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (From LOCKN' 2014)
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Fans

Michael McDermott
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Stage It

Hip-Hop

Verzuz: Ludacris vs. Nelly
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Instagram

Pop

Sasami
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Experimental

Ear Talk: Online Sound Gathering
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: Kelly Sheehan, Katherine Young, Andrew Jamieson, Sivan Cohen Elias
Time: 8 - 10 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

Electronic

Mad Decent: Wax Motif, Diplo and Dillon Francis
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Virtual EDC Las Vegas: Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Nicole Moudaber and more
Time: 5 p.m. - 1:50 a.m. ET
Link: Twitch / YouTube

May 17

Classical

The Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Nabucco
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Lincoln Center Memorial for Us All: Norm Lewis
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Instagram / Facebook

Gity Razaz and Jennifer Koh
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: EventBrite

Jazz

Blue Note At Home Sessions
- Joe Alterman: 12 p.m. ET
- Ivan Neville: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Folk

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Joseph
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

SONiA disappear fear
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Blues

Chris Smither
Time: 8 p.m.
Link: Signature Sounds

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: Pony Moon, Cloning, Radiator Greys, Rex Delafkaran and more
Time: 7 - 9 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

Electronic

Claude VonStroke
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Mad Decent: Walshy Fire, Diplo, Ape Drums, AKIRA AKIRA
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Virtual EDC Las Vegas: TOKiMONSTA, David Guetta, Afrojack and more
Time: 5 p.m. - 1:50 a.m. ET
Link: Twitch / YouTube

Children's Music

Piano Tales: James & Jerome
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

May 18

Classical

New York Philharmonic String Quartet with Daniil Trifonov
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / YouTube

The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Idomeneo
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Silkroad Home Sessions: Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / YouTube

Multi-Genre

A Night of Covenant House Stars: Dolly Parton, Jon Bon Jovi, The Broadway Inspirational Voices Choir and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Covenant House

Rock

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Metal

As I Lay Dying
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

May 19

Classical

The Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Lohengrin
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Jesse Mills, violin and Rieko Aizawa, piano
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: 92Y

Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society: Back to Bach
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Rock

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: A Giant Dog
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Blues

Sonny Landreth
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

May 20

Classical

The Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Jazz

From the Vault: Full Concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Country / Americana

Brandy Clark
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Mary Gauthier with Jaimee Harris
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

Folk

Molly Sarlé
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Ani Cordero
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

Rock

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Fruit Bats
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

May 21

Classical

New York Philharmonic with Joshua Bell
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

The Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's Turandot
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Vienna Piano Trio
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: 92Y

Multi-Genre

The Fight for NYC: Overcoats, Torres, Porches, Margaret Glaspy and more
Time: 7 - 10:30 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Country / Americana

Watkins Family Hour with Ruston Kelly and Tré Burt
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Crowd Cast

R&B / Soul

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Ron Artis II
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: Who is the Rabbit Above the Sailor, Dousing, teasips and more
Time: 6 - 9 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

Fridman Gallery Solos: Luke Stewart
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Fridman Gallery

May 22

Classical

The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Don Giovanni
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Opera Philadelphia Digital Festival: Sky on Swings
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Silkroad Home Sessions: Hankus Netsky
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Folk

The Front Bottoms Archival Set
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Indie

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Altın Gün
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

May 23

classical

The Metropolitan Opera: Gounod's Faust
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Latin

Cuidate y Cuentate: Lupillo Rivera, Ozomatli, Ninel Conde, Diego Verdaguer, Ana Victoria and more
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

Rock

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Broken Social Scene
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

May 24

Classical

The Metropolitan Opera: Massenet's Manon
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Lincoln Center Memorial for Us All: Kelli O'Hara
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Instagram / Facebook

Country / Americana

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: The Quebe Sisters
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Children's Music

Soul Science Kids
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

May 25

Classical

New York Philharmonic
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

May 26

Classical

Roderick Williams, baritone and Julius Drake, piano
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: 92Y

May 28

Classical

The International Contemporary Ensemble: Aural Explorations: Farrin, Fure, and Messiaen
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: EventBrite

Pepe Romero, guitar
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: 92Y

Country / Americana

Watkins Family Hour with Mandolin Orange
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Crowd Cast

Experimental

Fridman Gallery Solos: Victoria Keddie
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Fridman Gallery

May 29

Classical

Opera Philadelphia Digital Festival: Breaking the Waves
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Folk

The Front Bottoms
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Metal

Slay At Home Fest
Time: TBA
Link: YouTube
Note: The full 2-day schedule will be announced on the festival's website May 22

Insomnium
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Lippu

May 30

Metal

Slay At Home Fest
Time: TBA
Link: YouTube
Note: The full 2-day schedule will be announced on the festival's website May 22

June 4

Experimental

Fridman Gallery Solos: Abigail Levine
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Fridman Gallery

June 11

Experimental

Fridman Gallery Solos: C. Lavender
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Fridman Gallery

June 20

k-pop

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube
Note: KCON has not yet announced a detailed lineup or schedule. Check the festival's website for more details.

June 21

k-pop

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube
Note: KCON has not yet announced a detailed lineup or schedule. Check the festival's website for more details.

June 22

k-pop

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube
Note: KCON has not yet announced a detailed lineup or schedule. Check the festival's website for more details.

June 23

k-pop

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube
Note: KCON has not yet announced a detailed lineup or schedule. Check the festival's website for more details.

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