When I’m not in the WTOP traffic center, chances are you’ll find me out at a live show. Big venues, small clubs, festivals — it doesn’t matter. I’ll see it all, which is why it’s been such an adjustment for me during COVID-19.
What’s a live music lover to do? Live concert streams! There is something for everyone, from national acts playing in their homes for charity to local faves with a guitar and iPhone trying to keep the money flow coming in through PayPal and Venmo.
It’s hard to keep track of it all, so check out our roundup of options available for you to keep the music flowing from the comfort of your couch. Feel free to give us a heads up on anything you’re watching in the live stream community by shooting me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 p.m. – Slay At Home is a 2 day virtual metal music and art festival in support of MusiCares and Global Giving. Artists scheduled to appear include members of Megadeth, GWAR, The Cult, Suicidal Tendencies, Type O Negative, Anthrax and Testament. Watch the livestream here.
3:30 p.m. – Microsoft Surface launches their RE:Surface Live Music project with a performance from Jade Bird. Watch the livestream here.
5 p.m. – Sharon Van Etten celebrates the anniversary of her debut album “because i was in love” with a livestream. A portion of the proceeds will benefit NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) and her band/crew. Get tickets and more info here.
6 p.m. – Dropkick Murphys bring you Streaming Outta Fenway, becoming the first band to play on the infield diamond of Fenway Park in Boston. It will also be the first full show in an empty sports stadium. Bruce Springsteen will be joining them remotely for the livestream which is also a fundraiser for Boston Resiliency Fund, Habitat For Humanity and Feeding America. The night of both Dropkick and Springsteen songs can be seen here
9 p.m. – Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will perform together, taking turns playing songs. Watch the livestream here.
10:30 p.m. – Soul Asylum play another Quarantine Sessions w/ Dave & Ryan. Watch the livestream here.
3 p.m. – The Led Zeppelin concert film Celebration Day will be available online for 3 days only. The 2007 show was the band’s first performance in 27 years and you have through June 2nd to watch it here.
7 p.m. – David Guetta performs for United at Home – Fundraising Live from New York to benefit Feeding America, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and the Hospital Foundation of Paris – Hospitals of France. Get more info on the livestream, how to donate and where to watch here.
7:30 p.m. – DJ Kopec broadcasts live from Merriweather Post Pavillion. Enjoy a Saturday night dance party here.
7 p.m. – Mountain Jam Festival presents The Best of Mountain Jam with exclusive video performances from Michael Franti, Warren Haynes, and more plus the premiere of Levon Helm’s 70th Birthday Jubilee from Mountain Jam 2010. Watch the livestream here.
8 p.m. – Dave Tieff of Laughing Colors plays the Pattern Seed acoustic in it’s entirety. Watch the livestream here.
9 p.m. – Oracle Live/Veeps present Yachtley Crew (a Yacht Rock tribute band) “Live On The Sunset Strip” – a performance from the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 and you can grab one here.
3 p.m. – Joe Bonamassa and Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation present a stream-a-thon to benefit their Fueling Musicians program. Besides Bonamassa, the event features performances from Dion, John Oates, George Thorogood, and more. Watch the livestream here.
All day – Comet Ping Pong presents Live From Home 2 featuring 15 DC area artists including members of Washington Social Club, Kill Lincoln, Mark Cisneros, and Spring Silver. Watch the livestream here.
8 p.m. – Every Monday in June, Waxahatchee will play an album in its entirety to support her band and crew. Tonight’s album is American Weekend. Tickets are $15 and you can grab one here.
8:30 p.m. – Cowboy Mouth will stream a performance live from Baltimore. Watch the livestream here.
8 p.m. – The Hamilton presents singer songwriter Carsie Blanton for a virtual Happy Hour in the Loft. Tickets start at $10 and you can buy one here.
10 p.m. – Amazon presents All in WA: A Concert for COVID Relief benefiting workers and families impacted by COVID-19 across Washington state. Featuring performances from WA state’s best known performers including Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Brandi Carlile, Ciara, Dave Matthews, and Allen Stone, you can get more info on the livestream here.
6 p.m. – The 2020 Supernova Ska Festival: Quarantine Edition is a virtual festival featuring ska bands from around the world to help fund a new music education initiative for the Alpha Institute in Jamaica. The yearly ska fest is usually held in Virginia but goes online this year featuring performances from Less Than Jake, The Suicide Machines, The Pietasters, The Toasters, Buck-O-Nine, and more. Watch the livestream here.
The Rolling Stones announced a six part weekly series of livestreams of past performances, available digitally for the first time. Extra Licks run through June 7th and all shows will include never-seen-before bonus footage. Find those livestreams here.
Lollapalooza opens up their archives so you can watch past performances from all of their fests held around the world. Thursdays and Sundays, Lolla From The Vault and Perry’s Power Hour will be streamed from their You Tube channel and benefits Crew Nation, a non-profit powered by The Music Forward Foundation, to raise money for all the crew members who help put on the festivals and concerts you attend.
Indigo Girls do an all request livestream every Thursday at 7 p.m. to benefit different charities. Request songs and watch the livestream here.
Jewel presents Live from San Quarantine: Music & Mental Health every Thursday at 6 p.m. Watch the livestream here.
Diplo offers themed #COVIDseries sets every Friday and Saturday. Watch the livestream here.
Major Lazer offers themed #COVIDseries sets every Sunday. Watch the livestream here.
Radiohead hosts a series of weekly livestreams every Thursday on YouTube. Watch the livestream here.
Edwin McCain does McCain Mondays – Live from Fast Eddie’s Christmas Corona Lounge, a concert and fundraiser every week at 8 p.m. Beneficiaries vary from week to week. Watch the livestream here.
Frank Turner has been doing weekly benefit streams from his home. Currently he’s doing an #IndependentVenueLove series to benefit small music venues that are near and dear to him. 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.
Marc Roberge from O.A.R. does a live Instagram show called “I Feel Home with Marc” every Sunday at 4 p.m. Watch the 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.
Dillon Francis hosts weekly livestreams, including Taco Tuesdays and Humpday Heaters in addition to appearing Saturdays on Diplo’s Coronight Fever. Watch the livestream here.
Dolly Parton continues her “Goodnight with Dolly” series, reading children’s books from her Imagination Library every Thursday at 7 p.m. Watch the livestream here.
Local fave Jimi Davies, best known as Jimi HaHa from his days with Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, performs fundraisers with his Quarantour 2020 Couch Concerts. Watch the livestream here.
Frank Raines, who you might know as Dewey Elvis, hosts “Frank’s Friday Live at Five,” featuring dinner music from the ’50s, 60’s and ’70s. Watch the livestream here.
You can also visit Fells Point Streaming.