Over the past several weeks, dozens of artists have announced live-streamed performances that fans around the world can watch from the comforts of their couch. Some, such as Dave Matthews Band or Metallica, have tapped into their archives to bring a fresh show every week. Others, like Ben Folds or Grace Potter, are performing live.
Here’s what to watch:
Special this week
May 11 – May 18
hosts Rise Up New York!, a one-hour “virtual telethon”
to raise money for Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Performers include Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Sting. Airs Monday night at 7 p.m, visit robinhood.org
The Jazz Foundation of America
hosts #TheNewGig — a benefit for its Covid-19 Musicians Emergency Fund
. Keegan-Michael Key hosts musicians including Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Jon Batist and more. Airs Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET on jazzfoundation.org
hosts #Graduation2020, a multi-hour virtual graduation ceremony
for college seniors featuring performances by Miley Cyrus and appearances by Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X and Simone Biles. Airs Friday, May 15, starting at 11 a.m. ET on Facebook.
hosts Monday Night Twilight Hour, an hour-long livestream featuring Potter performing originals and covers from her home in California. Watch live on Facebook
pages host Metallica Mondays every week at 8 p.m. ET. Each show remains available on demand for the entire week after.
shares live sets or rare footage from the band’s vaults every Monday at 5 p.m. ET. Watch on YouTube
offers Umphrey’s Mondays, a free webcast series featuring band-selected shows from the archive. Watch on YouTube
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
streams “RAD Night In America,” full concert streams from the past. Watch on the band’s YouTube
airs a full show for free as a part of the Vermont band’s “Dinner And A Movie: An Archival Video Series,” every Tuesday “for a while.” Watch at 8:30 p.m. ET at webcast.livephish.com
or Phish’s YouTube
Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter
hosts “Silo Sessions,” a weekly livestream on YouTube
Dave Matthews Band
streams shows from the past every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Visit davematthewsband.com/drivein
The Disco Biscuits
are streaming a weekly show Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET as part of their “Rewind & Recline” series. It can be viewed on nugs.tv
and the Bluegrass Situation host Whiskey Sour Happy Hour
, a variety show every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Watch on YouTube
hosts “Goodnight with Dolly
,” a weekly read-aloud video series featuring the country singer and a book of her choosing. Watch Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET on the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library YouTube channel
hosts movie nights featuring previous performances, but he’s promised he’ll be “watching (and self criticizing) right along with you.” Watch on YouTube
Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
hosts a series of weekly livestreams every Thursday on the rock band’s YouTube channel
, the iconic New York concert hall, is streaming a selection from its archive every Friday beginning at 3 a.m. ET as part of Carnegie Hall Fridays. Streams will remain accessible for 72 hours. Visit carnegiehall.org
for the updated schedule.
The Grateful Dead’s YouTube channel
plays hosts every Friday to Shakedown Stream, a two-part livestream for fans of the long-running rock band. Archivist David Lemieux and historian Gary Lambert host a live Q&A, which is followed by a re-airing of a classic Dead show. Fridays at 8 p.m. ET.
will stream a concert from the British rock band’s long history every Friday at 12 p.m. ET. You can watch on YouTube
The String Cheese Incident
hosts Friday Night Cheese, live broadcasts of past concerts. Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on YouTube
hosts live Saturday Apartment Requests from his living room. Watch on YouTube
at 7 p.m. ET.
Dead & Company
, the John Mayer-led Grateful Dead touring act, hosts “One More Saturday Night” every weekend, featuring livestreams of past concerts for free. Watch on YouTube
at 8 p.m. ET.
is playing host to Very Lazer Sunday livestreams. Watch on YouTube
at 4 p.m. ET. (Note: Diplo is also livestreaming DJ sets from his living room five nights a week. Watch those on YouTube
hosts weekly “Never Miss a Sunday Show” livestreams of past concerts every week on nugs.tv
. Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
The Metropolitan Opera
is hosting “Nightly Opera Streams” such as Thomas’s Hamlet or Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci. Stream start daily at 7:30 p.m. ET and are watchable until an hour before the next night’s stream. Visit metopera.org
for more info.
London’s Royal Albert Hall
is regularly streaming exclusive sessions from various artists homes. Part artists include KT Tunstall, Rufus Wainwright and Richard Thompson. Visit royalalberthall.org
for an updated schedule.
streams live from her living room every night at 6 p.m. ET. Watch on Facebook
, an annual music festival in Portland, is streaming #AConcertADay every day at 4 p.m. ET on its YouTube
, the celebrity DJ/producer/rapper/photographer, hosts nightly “Club Quarantine” livestreams on his Instagram
. They’ve featured “guest appearances” by the likes of singer John Legend and rappers Common and Big Daddy Kane, among others. Even Michelle Obama has dropped by.
are hosting virtual hip hop battles on Instagram Live called Verzuz
. Erykah Badu and Jill Scott came together for three hours of magic in a recent one. Up next: Nelly takes on Ludacris on Saturday.
The London Symphony Orchestra
streams a concert from its archive twice a week — every Sunday and Thursday — on its YouTube channel. Visit lso.co.uk
for an updated schedule.
hosts “Girls With Guitars,” a performance and conversation series, on her Instagram
. Pasts guests included Sheryl Crow, Tori Kelly and Alessia Cara.
has opened up vault for anyone to watch past performances from its festivals. Watch Thursdays and Sundays on its YouTube
The Rock and Roll Playhouse
hosts “Live From The Playroom,” daily concerts for kids — and adults. Watch 3 p.m. daily on the organization’s Facebook