Livestream concert calendar for December 1-January 20

When I’m not in the WTOP traffic center, chances are you’ll find me out at a concert, which is why it’s been such an adjustment for me during COVID-19.

What’s a music lover to do? Live concert streams! There is something for everyone, from national acts playing for charity to local faves trying to earn a living.

Check out our roundup of options below and offer tips by emailing rkessler@wtop.com.

Dec. 1

2 p.m. – The Elton John AIDS Foundation, along with Tik Tok, will commemorate World AIDS Day with a live virtual special featuring John, Sam Smith, Rina Sawayama, and more.  Watch the livestream here.

3 p.m. – Playing For Change celebrates the 75th anniversary of the United Nations with Peace Through Music: Global Event for Social Justice livestream featuring performances by Peter Gabriel, Robert Randolph, Aloe Blacc, Annie Lennox, Brandi Carlile with Mike McCready, Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackmon Santana, Keith Richards, Gary Clark Jr., Angélique Kidjo, Mavis Staples, and more.  Watch the livestream here.

5 p.m. – Cover Nation presents Maisie Peters as part of their Takeover Tuesday livestreams.  Maisie will takeover their YouTube channel to perform her songs as well as some of her favorite covers.  Watch the livestream here.

7:55 p.m. – Amazon Music presents Holiday Plays: Miley Cyrus, hosted by Lil Nas X. Watch the livestream here.

9 p.m. — Alice in Chains will receive the Founders Award from the Museum of Pop Culture in a virtual fundraising event featuring performances and appearances by Alice in Chains along with  Korn, Billy Corgan, Metallica, Dave Navarro, Mastodon, Krist Novoselic, Taylor Hawkins, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Duff McKagan, and more. RSVP to the event here.

9 p.m. — Noonchorus presents Sylvan Esso “With Love,” the last of a three-show series. Tickets are $15, and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. — Pandora Live presents Sounds of Soul featuring Brandy and Summer Walker. RSVP for the livestream here.

Dec. 3

7 p.m. — The David Lynch Foundation presents Meditate America, a free benefit celebration and concert featuring performances by Sting, Graham Nash, Angelique Kidjo, Elvis Costello, Kesha and Jim James. Get your free ticket here.

8 p.m. – Lucinda Williams presents episode 4 of Lu’s Jukebox – Funny How Time Slips Away: A Night of 60’s Country Classics.  Tickets start at $20 and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. – The Hold Steady bring their Massive Nights holiday shows virtual with 3 nights of livestreams live from the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC.  Tickets are $15 a show or a 3 show pass for $40 and you can buy them here.

Dec. 4

8 p.m. — Hanson present the third weekend of their streaming concert series Live and Electric Revisited at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tickets are $15 for a single show or all three over the weekend for $39. Buy tickets here. There are also other performance dates.

9 p.m. – The Hold Steady bring their Massive Nights holiday shows virtual with 3 nights of livestreams live from the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC.  Tickets are $15 a show or a 3 show pass for $40 and you can buy them here.

9:30 p.m. – MxPx present Between This World And The Next: Round 2, a full live performance including songs they haven’t played in quite some time.  Tickets start at $15 or bundle it with a ticket for their December 23rd stream for $30. Check out all your ticket options here.

Dec. 5 

8 p.m. — Liam Gallagher presents Down by the River Thames, an exclusive live performance where he’ll perform songs from his solo albums as well as Oasis tunes. Tickets are $22.50, and you can buy them here.

8 p.m. — Darlene Love presents Love for the Holidays live from Sony Hall in New York City. Tickets are $35, which includes a 48-hour on-demand stream, and you can buy them here.

8:30 p.m. — Lindsey Buckingham presents At Home With Lindsey Buckingham, an intimate show live from his home studio in Los Angeles. Tickets are $15, and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. – The Hold Steady bring their Massive Nights holiday shows virtual with 3 nights of livestreams live from the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC.  Tickets are $15 a show or a 3 show pass for $40 and you can buy them here.

Dec. 8

3 p.m. — Photos With Stories presents their final installment for 2020: The Rock and Roll Photography of Sherry Rayn Barnett featuring photos from her book Eye of the Music — NY to LA 1969-1989. RSVP for the livestream here.

7:55 p.m. – Amazon Music presents Holiday Plays: Kiana Ledé, hosted by Lil Nas X.  Watch the livestream here.

Dec. 10

9 p.m. — iHeartRadio presents Jingle Ball 2020 with performances by Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi and more. Watch the livestream here.

Dec. 11

8 p.m. — 311 will perform their album Grassroots in its entirety. Tickets are $20, and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. — Sessions Live present En Vogue. Tickets are $15, and you can buy them here.

Dec. 12

3 p.m. and 8 p.m. — Lindsey Stirling presents Home for the Holidays, a livestream special featuring songs from her holiday album Warmer In The Winter. Tickets are $23.50, and you can buy them here.

7 p.m. — Gorillaz will perform their latest album Song Machine: Season One — Strange Timez live in full during a global livestream. Tickets are $15, or all three global streams for $30, and you can buy them here.

8 p.m. — Live at Studio 4 presents The Bouncing Souls. Tickets are $15, and you can buy them here.

8 p.m. — Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp presents Front Row Live with Styx. Tickets start at $25, and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. — Me First And The Gimme Gimmes present the Gimme Gimme TV! Holiday Spectacular livestream. Tickets start at $20, and you can buy them here.

Dec. 13

3 p.m. — Sessions Live presents G Love & The Juice for a special livestream. Tickets start at $10, and you can buy them here.

Dec. 15

7:55 p.m. – Amazon Music presents Holiday Plays: Foo Fighters, hosted by Lil Nas X.  Watch the livestream here.

8 p.m. — Marc Roberge of O.A.R. presents the second show of the “Where We Left Off” series. Tonight’s show is “Live From The Barn at Candlewood,” featuring a song from each of O.A.R.’s albums and special guest Jon Lampley. Tickets start at $30, and you can buy them here.

Dec. 16

9 p.m. – Allen Stone presents Allen Stone’s Holiday Concert: a classless evening of holiday classics.  Tickets start at $12.99 and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. — Mandolin presents The John Doe Folk Trio live from Arlyn Studios as part of Doe’s Travis County World Tour. Billed as Lotsa New Songs, expect to hear new tunes from the folk trio along with Doe favorites across his career. Tickets are $20, and you can buy them here.

Dec. 17

8 p.m. — Matt Nathanson presents the first night of his two-ight Holiday Show Livestream Extravaganza. Tickets start at $20 for a single show, or $30 for both, and you can buy them here.

8 p.m. — Courtney Barnett will do her first livestream with her full band. Tickets for From Where I’m Standing: Live from Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne are $18, and you can buy them here.

Dec. 18

8 p.m. — Matt Nathanson presents Night Two of his two-night Holiday Show Livestream Extravaganza. Tickets start at $20 for a single show, or $30 for both, and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. — Sessions Live presents Barenaked Ladies: A Very Virtual Christmas livestream event. Tickets start at $15, and you can buy them here.

Dec. 19

3 p.m. — Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp presents Front Row Live with Scorpions. Tickets start at $25, and you can buy them here.

Dec. 23

4 a.m., 3 p.m., and 9 p.m. — Chilly Gonzales presents A very chilly Christmas special: A Christmas Livestream with Jarvis Cocker, Feist & Friends. There are three separate screenings at $10 each, and you can buy tickets here.

9:30 p.m. – MxPx present Between This World And The Next: Round 3. Tickets start at $15 and you can buy them here.

Jan. 8, 2021

9 p.m. — Rolling Live Studios presents Mike Garson’s A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Experience “Just for One Day” in celebration of David Bowie’s 74th birthday. The event will feature a career spanning all Bowie alumni band including Earl Slick, Tony Visconti, Charlie Sexton, Sterling Campbell, Carlos Alomar, Omar Hakim, Gail Ann Dorsey, Tim Lefevbre. Holly Palmer, and more. Also expect to appear are vocalists Ian Astbury, Billy Corgan, Joe Elliott, Perry Farrell, Lzzy Hale, Macy Gray, Corey Glover, Bernard Fowler, Lena Hall, Trent Reznor, Gavin Rossdale, Judith Hill, and more. Tickets start at $25 and you can buy them here.

Jan. 10, 2021

4 p.m. — Mandolin presents The Jayhawks: The Cover Show featuring the band performing some of their favorite cover songs. Tickets start at $20, and you can buy them here.

Jan. 12, 2021

8 p.m. — Marc Roberge of O.A.R. presents the last of the “Where We Left Off” series. Tonight’s show is “Marc and Friends” featuring surprise guests in a surprise venue. Tickets start at $30 and you can buy them here.

Jan. 20, 2021

9 p.m. — Mandolin presents John Doe live from Cactus Cafe, the last of the Travis County World Tour streams. Tonight’s stream features just John and his guitar playing as many requests as he can. Tickets are $20 and you can buy them here.

Daily/Weekly

Trey Anastasio (Phish) is doing a virtual residency on Fridays starting October 9th.  The shows will be live from the Beacon Theatre in NYC for 8 weeks through November 27 with all proceeds benefiting Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation and Divided Sky Fund. Watch the livestreams here.

Heather Pierson does weekly livestreams on her Facebook page. Tune in for Musical Meditation Mondays at 7 p.m., Wednesday Evening Standard Hour at 5 p.m. and the Saturday Afternoon Special at 4 p.m.

Every Wednesday at 11:30 p.m., The Art Boutiki Music Hall in San Jose, CA hosts a livestream concert series. If that’s a bit late for you, rebroadcasts of each show are show throughout the day for the following month. The streams are free but tips or donations are encouraged to support the small venue. Check out past and current livestreams here.

Suzy Bogguss holds her Weekly Wine Down Wednesdays where she performs songs and chats with fans on her Facebook page. You may even see some special guests like Pam Tillis stop by!

Former local musicians The Kennedys/Maura and Pete Kennedy hold all-request livestreams every Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. from their apartment in NYC. Watch the livestream here.

Mary Chapin Carpenter presents her Songs From Home series with livestream videos on her Facebook page. She was supposed to return to Wolf Trap this summer but with her tour canceled because of COVID-19, you can instead watch her here.

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones livestream their upbeat rockabilly tunes every Monday at 7 p.m. Watch the livestream here.

Tony Lucca, known for his stints on “The Voice” and “The Mickey Mouse Club,” does livestreams every Sunday and Wednesday on social media. Watch his Facebook livestream here and his Instagram livestream here.

Grouplove performs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Instagram Live. Watch the livestream here.

Dave Koz does All Requests Fridays on his Facebook page. Watch the livestream here.

Folk-bluegrass-Americana band/duo Nell & Jim perform every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. here.

Frank Raines, who you might know as Dewey Elvis, hosts “Frank’s Friday Live at Five,” featuring dinner music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Watch the livestream here.

Other frequent D.C. and Baltimore local streams include Justin Trawick, The 19th Street Band and Fells Point Streaming.

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