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

Artists and music festivals are streaming concerts via Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
Artists and music festivals are streaming concerts via Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
Artists and music festivals are streaming concerts via Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
Artists and music festivals are streaming concerts via Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

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

Updated on May 21 at 6:05 a.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 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

Silkroad Home Sessions: Rhiannon Giddens Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Bergen International Festival: Einar Selvik
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: FIB

Jazz

Blue Note At Home
- Ron Carter (solo bass): 6 p.m. ET
- Chick Corea (solo piano): 8 p.m. ET
- Harold López-Nussa: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

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

Multi-Genre

Chicago Children's Choir Paint The Town Red: Chance the Rapper, Common, Kurt Elling and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Chicago Children's Choir / Facebook / YouTube

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

PHLove: Questlove, Darryl Hall, Patti LaBelle and more
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Philadelphia Inquirer / Radio

Fruit Bats and Vetiver
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Event Brite

Country / Americana

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

Indigo Girls: All Requests Show
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Surrender Hill
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

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

Pop

Katy Perry
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Radio

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

Bridget Kearney and Benjamin Lazar Davis
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Josie Dunne
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

R&B / Soul

Usher
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch / Twitter / YouTube

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

Rock

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

Cold War Kids
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Radiohead
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Misha Lindes of SadGirl and Carlos Arévalo of Chicano Batman
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Lollapalooza From The Vault: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Hamish Anderson
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Fruition
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Folk

Liz Longley
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

Oshima Brothers
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Gospel

Blind Boys of Alabama
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: 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

Electronic

TOKiMONSTA
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

J Espinosa
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

United We Stream Berlin: Philipp Strobel, Patricia Fort, Gewalt and more
Time: 1 - 7 p.m. ET
Link: United We Stream

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

The Violin Channel Live
- Violinist Ning Feng: 11 a.m. ET
- Cellist Cristine Lamprea and Pianist Nuno Marques: 2 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

New York City Ballet: Christopher Wheeldon's Liturgy and Carousel (A Dance) Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: NYC Ballet

Lang Lang Foundation Play It Forward: Joshua Mhoon
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Daniel Hope: Hope@Home
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Wu Man with Abbos Kosimov and Umid Ishankhodjaev
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Sandbox Percussion Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / Twitter

New World Symphony Fellows: Live From Our Living Rooms
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Jazz

Blue Note At Home
- Keyon Harrold: 8 p.m. ET
- Zeshan B: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

SFJazz Fridays at Five: Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: SF Jazz

Live @ National Sawdust: Vijay Iyer
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: National Sawdust

Bergen International Festival: Mathias Eick
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: FIB

Multi-Genre

Summer Camp Virtual Festival: moe, Umphrey's McGee, Andy Frasco & the U.N. and more
Time: 11 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: Summer Camp Festival
For more details, check the festival's website.

Folk

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

David Wax Museum Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Club Passim Campfire Festival
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Passim / YouTube / Facebook
For more details, check the schedule on the festival's website.

Rock

The Aubreys
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Indie

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

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

R&B / Soul

Jordan Rakei Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Country / Americana

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

Theater

Joe's Pub Live From The Archives: Sarah Stiles performs Squirrel Heart
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Public Theater

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: Theodore Cale Schafer, C. Spencer Yeh and Karl Larson
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

May 23

classical

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

The Violin Channel Live
- Pianist Christopher Park: 1 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

Daniel Hope: Hope@Home
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

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

Bergen International Festival: Schumann Resonance with Andsnes, Eriksmoen and Friends
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: FIB

Jennifer Koh's "Alone Together:" New works from Caroline Davis, Ted Hearne, Qasim Naqvi, and Nina Shekhar
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Jazz

Blue Note At Home
- Jaleel Shaw: 6 p.m. ET
- Marcus Miller: 8 p.m. ET
- Felix Pastorius: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Kareem Kandi
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Earshot

Latin

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

Multi-Genre

One Earth Live: John Butler, Michael Franti, Nahko, Trevor Hall, FINK, Rising Appalachia, Mike Love, Krishna Das and more
Time: 9:45 a.m. ET
Link: One Earth Live
For a detailed schedule, check the festival's website.

Summer Camp Virtual Festival: moe, Umphrey's McGee, Andy Frasco & the U.N. and more
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: Summer Camp Festival
For more details, check the festival's website.

Rock

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

Sublime with Rome
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Nugs TV

Country / Americana

Saturday Night Opry: Craig Morgan, Steven Curtis Chapman and Kellie Pickler Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Dylan LeBlanc Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Jameson Rodgers
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Folk

Julia Jacklin
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Club Passim Campfire Festival
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Passim / YouTube / Facebook
For more details, check the schedule on the festival's website.

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: Hamid Drake, Rob Mazurek, Rebekah Heller and more
Time: 1- 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

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

Bergen International Festival: The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with Víkingur Ólafsson
Time: 3:15 p.m. ET
Link: FIB

Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach's Cello Suites
Time: 3 p.. ET
Link: WCRB / YouTube

Daniel Hope: Hope@Home
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Jazz

Blue Note At Home
- Paul Robertson of The Soul Rebels: 4 p.m. ET
- Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Multi-Genre

National Memorial Day Concert: Renée Fleming, Cynthia Erivo, Trace Adkins, the National Symphony Orchestra and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: PBS

One Earth Live: John Butler, Michael Franti, Nahko, Trevor Hall, FINK, Rising Appalachia, Mike Love, Krishna Das and more
Time: 9:45 a.m. ET
Link: One Earth Live
For a detailed schedule, check the festival's website.

Quarantuned Music Festival: Benny Benack III, Maia Sharp, Joy Ike, Job Alone and more
Time: 12 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook
For more information, check the festival's website.

Summer Camp Virtual Festival: moe, Umphrey's McGee, Andy Frasco & the U.N. and more
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: Summer Camp Festival
For more details, check the festival's website.

Country / Americana

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

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

Indie

Kishi Bashi
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Rock

Tess Wiley
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Deep Sea Diver Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Folk

Club Passim Campfire Festival
Time: 5 - 9 p.m. ET
Link: Passim / YouTube / Facebook
For more details, check the schedule on the festival's website.

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: The Space Lady, MV Carbon, Deforrest Brown, Jr. and more
Time: 3 - 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

Children's Music

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

May 25

Classical

New York Philharmonic: Brahms' A German Requiem
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

The Violin Channel Live
- Members of the Catalyst Quartet: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

Bergen International Festival: Leif Ove Andsnes, Sonoko Miriam Welde and Ludvig Gudim
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: FIB

Country / Americana

The Mastersons
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Nice Horse
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Folk

Club Passim Campfire Festival
Time: 5 - 8 p.m. ET
Link: Passim / YouTube / Facebook
For more details, check the schedule on the festival's website.

Electronic

Sofi Tukker
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts: Sonjia Labianca
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

May 26

Classical

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

The Violin Channel Live
- Violinist Charles Yang and Pianist Peter Dugan: 6 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

New York City Ballet: George Balanchine's Donizetti VariationsTime: 8 p.m. ET
Link: NYC Ballet

Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society with Itzhak Perlman
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

Folk

Club Passim Campfire Festival
Time: 5 - 9 p.m. ET
Link: Passim / YouTube / Facebook
For more details, check the schedule on the festival's website.

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts
Time: 7 - 10 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

May 27

Classical

The Violin Channel Live
- Francisco Fullana: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

Bergen International Festival: Håkan Hardenberger and Colin Currie
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: FIB

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

Rock

Bob Weir
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Folk

Club Passim Campfire Festival
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Passim / YouTube / Facebook
For more details, check the schedule on the festival's website.

Ryan Montbleau
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

May 28

Classical

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

Pepe Romero, guitar
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: 92Y

Country / Americana

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

Folk

Club Passim Campfire Festival
Time: 5 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Passim / YouTube / Facebook
For more details, check the schedule on the festival's website.

Experimental

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

Experimental Sound Studios Quarantine Concerts
Time: 8 - 10 p.m. ET
Link: Experimental Sound Studios

May 29

Classical

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

The Violin Channel Live
- Pianist Nathan Lee: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

New York City BalletTime: 8 p.m. ET
Link: NYC Ballet

Third Coast Percussion: New Composition by Danny Elfman
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Lang Lang Foundation Play It Forward: Yaron Kohlberg
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Jazz

SFJazz Fridays at Five: Chucho Valdés and Irakere 45
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: SF Jazz

Rock

Streaming Out Of Fenway: Dropkick Murphys and Bruce Springstein
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch / Twitter / YouTube / Facebook

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

May 31

Classical

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

Arts United STL: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Ballet and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Opera STL

Folk

Sean Rowe
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

June 3

Classical

Bergen International Festival: Closing Concert with Oslo Philharmonic and Leif Ove Andsnes
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: FIB

June 4

Country / Americana

Miss Tess and Amanda Anne Platt
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

Experimental

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

June 5

Classical

Lang Lang Foundation Play It Forward: Steven (Ruochong) Cui
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

June 7

Folk

Anna Tivel
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

June 11

Experimental

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

June 15

Classical

The Violin Channel Live
- Violinist Callum Smart: 1 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

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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