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

BY LARS GOTRICH

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.

The Seattle Symphony's 2017 production of Ravel's "L'Enfant et les Sortileges." CREDIT: Brandon Patoc

The Seattle Symphony’s 2017 production of Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortileges.” CREDIT: Brandon Patoc

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. An archive of concerts that are available on demand can be found at the bottom of the page.

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


April 8

CLASSICAL

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

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
11 a.m. Violinist Dmytro Udovychenko
1 p.m. Cellist Raphaela Gromes
4 p.m. Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler
Link: The Violin Channel

MULTI-GENRE

UnCancelled Music Festival: CVBZ, Shane Alexander, Show-Fuku Hallelujha and more.
Time: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Link: UnCancelled Music Festival
For a full lineup, check the schedule on the festival’s website

Audio Assemble Plugged In Online Music Festival
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Link: Audio Assemble
For more details and a full lineup, check Audio Assemble’s website.

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day: Drive By Truckers
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Twitch / YouTube

FOLK

M. Ward, Living Room Live
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Live Sessions

William Tyler
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

COUNTRY / AMERICANA

Lukas Nelson
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Matt Stell with Lindsay Ell, Jameson Rodgers and Jimmie Allen
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Americana Highways: Susan Gibson, Mark Oblinger, Siobhan O’Brien and Tommy Womack
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Tucker Beathard
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Brent Cobb
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

American Aquarium
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Caitlyn Smith
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

INDIE

Julian Koster (The Music Tapes, Orbiting Human Circus, Neutral Milk Hotel)
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

The Frights
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Mara Connor
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

ROCK

moe.
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Fans

Melissa Etheridge
Time: 5:45 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Jon Freeman of Switchfoot
Switchfoot lead singer Jon Freeman is uploading live acoustic performances to the band’s YouTube page daily.

R&B / SOUL

Chicano Batman
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

CHILDREN’S MUSIC

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

POP

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

Cobi
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

SG Lewis
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Avi Kaplan
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Katelyn Tarver + CYN
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

HIP-HOP

Chika
Time: 8:01 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Verftet Online Music Festival: Kjartan Lauritzen
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch

EXPERIMENTAL

Experimental Sound Studio: The Quarantine Concerts: Asha Rowland and Lykanthea
Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studio

April 9

CLASSICAL

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

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
2 p.m. Violinist David Castro-Balbi
Link: The Violin Channel

MULTI-GENRE

UnCancelled Music Festival: Rett Madison, Tayor Ashton, Conscious Pilot and more
Time: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Link: UnCancelled Music Festival
For a full lineup, check the schedule on the festival’s website

Audio Assemble Plugged In Online Music Festival
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Link: Audio Assemble
For more details and a full lineup, check Audio Assemble’s website.

ROCK

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day: Ex Hex
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Twitch / YouTube

Smartpunk Records: Mover Shaker, Absinthe Father, Taking Meds and The Color Fred
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Mikel Jollet of The Airborne Toxic Event
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

X Ambassadors
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Dirty Heads
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Melissa Etheridge
Time: 5:45 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

INDIE

Colin Meloy of the Decemberists
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: KEXP / YouTube / Facebook

Margaret Glaspy
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

HIP-HOP

Doja Cat
Time: 8:01 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Coyote
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

COUNTRY / AMERICANA

Jaime Wyatt
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Live Sessions

Craig Morgan
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Sarah Evans
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Americana Highways: Ordinary Elephant, Reckless Saints, Albert Cummings and Jon Latham
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

FOLK

Fruition
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

FUNK

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

ELECTRONIC

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

April 10

CLASSICAL

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

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
1 p.m. Violinist Violinist Kirill Troussov
3 p.m. Violinist Pavel Sporcl
6 p.m. Cellist Sophia Bacelar
Link: The Violin Channel

MULTI-GENRE

Hamilton Leithauser
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Live Sessions

Audio Assemble Plugged In Online Music Festival
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Link: Audio Assemble
For more details and a full lineup, check Audio Assemble’s website.

COUNTRY / AMERICANA

Aubrie Sellers
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Live Sessions

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day: Tyler Childers
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Twitch / YouTube

Lukas Nelson
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Americana Highways: Jana Pochop and Shawnee Kilgore, Mike Frazier, Ted Russell Kamp and Jerry Castle
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

METAL

Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: East Coast Events

INDIE

Frankie Cosmos
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

ROCK

Melissa Etheridge
Time: 5:45 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

POP

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

Hayleau
Time: 8:01 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

April 11

ROCK

Nether Meant Festival: American Football, Anamanaguchi, Skylar Spence, Baths, more
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Minecraft

JAZZ

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

AMERICANA / COUNTRY

Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Grammy Museum

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

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
10 a.m. Pianist Mishka Momen
12 p.m. Pianist Ching-yun Hu
4 p.m. Violinist Kevin Zhu
Link: The Violin Channel

MULTI-GENRE

Audio Assemble Plugged In Online Music Festival
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Link: Audio Assemble
For more details and a full lineup, check Audio Assemble’s website.

R&B / SOUL

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day: Charles Bradley
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Twitch / YouTube

HIP-HOP

Jaden Smith
Time: 8:01 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

POP

Harry Hudson
Time: 7:40 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

April 12

CLASSICAL

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

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
10 a.m. Cellist Fulvia Mancini
12 p.m. Cellist Benedict Kloeckner
4 p.m. Pianist Lara Downes
6 p.m. Singer Matthias Kadar
Link: The Violin Channel

Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope – Live From Duomo di Milano
Time: 10 a.m ET
Link: YouTube

FOLK

Nadia Reid
Time: 6 a.m. ET
Link: Zoom

CHILDREN’S MUSIC

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

R&B / SOUL

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day: Tank And The Bangas
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Twitch / YouTube

POP

Avi Kaplan
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

April 13

COUNTRY / AMERICANA

Lukas Nelson
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

FOLK

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day: Damien Jurado
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Twitch / YouTube

April 14

HIP-HOP

Pickathon Presents A Concert A Day: People Under The Stairs
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Twitch / YouTube

April 15

WORLD

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

April 16

MULTI-GENRE

Sound Mind: A Covid-19 Mental Health Benefit Concert: Chad Urmston of Dispatch, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Foy Vance, Langhorne Slim, Jade Bird, Ballroom Thieves and more
Time: 8 – 11 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

April 18

MULTI-GENRE

One World: Together At Home: Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Lizzo and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: ABC, NBC, CBS, iHeartMedia
For more details, check Global Citizen’s website.

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