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

Mar 18, 2020
Originally published on April 1, 2020 5:27 pm

Updated April 1, 5:27 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!


April 1

Country / americana

Steve Wariner
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Americana Highways: Michelle Malone, Michael Glabicki
Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Brian Dunne
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Caitlin Canty and Noam Pikelny
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

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

Multi-Genre

Digital Fort: Jamila Woods, Angelica Garcia, Mariah the Scientist, DAWN, Frances Quinlan, more
Time: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET
Link: Fader

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Menno and World Cafe host Raina Douris, Fred Penner
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

indie

Indieheads Festival: oso oso, Why Bonnie, Greer, Dogleg and more
Time: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram
For a full lineup check the /r/indieheads Twitter page

rock

Jimmy Buffett
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: MargaritavilleTV

Phish Sigma Oasis listening party
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: LivePhish / Facebook

Gospel

Lee Bains
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

JAZZ

Fred Hersch
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook live

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

Classical

Silkroad Home Sessions: Mike Block
Time:
6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Vienna State Opera: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Times: 1 and 3 p.m. ET
Link: Wiener Staatsoper

Violinist Michelle Ross
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: The Violin Channel

The Metropolitan Opera: Nixon in China
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Metropolitan Opera

pop

Cavetown
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Instagram

FLAVIA
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Katelyn Tarver and Paris Carney
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

folk

Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabate
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Kaia Kater, Rahim AlHaj, Isa Burke (of Lula Wiles)
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Matt Costa
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Instagram

children's music

Lincoln Center from Home #ConcertsForKids: Music For The Sole
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center / YouTube / Facebook

April 2

JAZZ

Fred Hersch
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook live

San Jose Jazz: Live From Home
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

Classical

Vienna State Opera: Peer Gynt
Times: 1 and 3 p.m. ET
Link: Wiener Staatsoper

Cellist Andrew Yee (Attacca Quartet)
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: The Violin Channel

The Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlo
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Metropolitan Opera

Lincoln Center at Home: Imani Uzuri
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Crake, Nap Eyes
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

folk

Amy LaVere and Will Sexton
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

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

Anthony D'Amato
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

americana

Lilly Hiatt
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Jillian Jacqueline
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

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

indie

Indieheads Festival: Ratboys, The Frights, Ellis, Teen Daze and more
Time: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram
For a full lineup check the /r/indieheads Twitter page

hip-hop

Princess Superstar
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Yung Lean
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

rock

JD McPherson
Time: 3 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET
Link: StageIt

Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Wild Adriatic
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

pop

Katelyn Tarver and Will Anderson of Parachute
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Bleeker
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Amy Shark
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

electronic

Bob Moses
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

April 3

Classical

Silkroad Home Sessions: Wu Man
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Pianist Lara Downes: Spirituals and Freedom Songs (Benefit for Feeding America)
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
12 p.m. Violinist Augusta McKay Lodge
2 p.m. Cellist Amit Peled
4 p.m. Violinist William Hagen
6 p.m. Violinists Jeffrey Myers (Calidore Qt.) and Siwoo Kim
Link: The Violin Channel

The Metropolitan Opera: Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Metropolitan Opera

Lincoln Center at Home: Joshua Bell
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

Multi-Genre

Light in the Attic & Friends Live: Jarvis Cocker, Marcos Valle, Sandy Dedrick (The Free Design), Azar Lawrence, Barbara Lynn, Gruff Rhys, more
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch / YouTube

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" San Mei, Nick Thorburn from Islands
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

All The Ladies Music Festival: Lisa Loeb, Polly Hall, Joanie Leeds and more
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

JAZZ

Fred Hersch
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

SF Jazz Fridays at Five: Lizz Wright
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: SF Jazz

folk

Allison Olender
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

rock

Smoke Fairies
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Soccer Mommy
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Indie

Rick Maguire from Pile
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Links: Instagram / Facebook

experimental

Rhizome DC "Home Times" Concerts: Joshua Hoffman, Layne Garrett and Nate Scheible, Antonia and Luke Stewart
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

pop

Katelyn Tarver and Hot Chelle Rae
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Overcoats
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Link: Instagram

country / americana

Cory Marks
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

George Ducas
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

a cappella

Straight No Chaser
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

April 4

CLASSICAL

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
1 p.m. Violinist Min-Jeong Koh
3 p.m. Violinist Tomas Cotik
5 p.m. Violinist Marc Bouchkov
Link: The Violin Channel

Jazz

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

Vijay Iyer
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Bartees Strange, Sam Roberts
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Light Hustle - All The World's A Stage: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Scorzayzee, Natalie Duncan and more
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Americana / Country

Michael McDermott / The Westies
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Stage It

folk

Luke De Sciscio
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

rock

Jimmy Buffett
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: MargaritavilleTV

Children's Music / Family

No Nap Family Happy Hour: Taylor Muse of Quiet Company
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

April 5

CLASSICAL

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
2 p.m. Cellist Andrea Casarrubios
4 p.m. Telegraph Quartet
Link: The Violin Channel

Ambient

Christopher Willits
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Envelop Stream

Jazz

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

Country / Americana

ACM Presents: Our Country: Kelsea Ballerini, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Shania Twain and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: CBS / CBS All Access

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Ellis, Alexandra Savior
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

children's music

Lincoln Center from Home #ConcertsForKids: Sonia De Los Santos
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center / YouTube / Facebook

April 6

CLASSICAL

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
2 p.m. Violist Luke Fleming
4 p.m. Pianists Gregg Kallor & Dasha Koltunyuk
6 p.m. Violinist Rachel Lee Priday
Link: The Violin Channel

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Aida (Netrebko, Rachvelishvili)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Jazz

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Gustaf, Hubert Lenoir
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

pop

Lido Pimienta
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

April 7

CLASSICAL

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
4 p.m. Violinist Nancy Zhou
6 p.m. Violinist Eric Sillberger
Link: The Violin Channel

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's La Fanciulla del West (Voigt, Giordani)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Jazz

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Ducks Unlimited, Say Sue Me
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

April 8

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Falstaff (Oropesa, Meade)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

children's music

Lincoln Center from Home #ConcertsForKids: Zeshan B
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center / YouTube / Facebook

April 9

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Parsifal (Kaufmann, Mattei, Pape)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

April 10

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (Damrau, Grigolo)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

pop

Overcoats
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Link: Instagram

April 11

JAZZ

Fred Hersch
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Americana / Country

Michael McDermott
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Stage It

Classical

7 Deaths of Maria Callas
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Link: Bavariand Staatsoper

International Contemporary Ensemble: Pauline Oliveros - The World Wide Tuning Meditation (audience participation)
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: ICE

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's Don Pasquale (Netrebko, Polenzani)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

April 12

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Cosi 's fan tutte (Majeski, Malfi)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

children's music

Lincoln Center from Home #ConcertsForKids: Elena Moon Park
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center / YouTube / Facebook

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