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 does not 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.
7 p.m. – Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood go acoustic with #GarthRequestLive2 on Garth’s Facebook page. Get your requests in on the page before showtime. If you can’t make the live show, it will be available to view for 24 hours.
9 p,m, – Rainbow Kitten Surprise were supposed to be performing at Red Rocks in Colorado for 2 nights starting tonight. Instead, they will do a special livestream for fans. Tickets start at 25 dollars and you can buy them here.
12 p.m. – Elton John continues his Classic Concert Series with a 1989 show at Italy’s Arena di Verona. The Series supports the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Watch the livestream here.
7 p.m. – The Guthrie Sessions at HDSA present country artist Clare Dunn. The series pays tribute to Woody Guthrie and generates funds and awareness of Huntington’s Disease. Instead of tickets, a 10 dollar (or more) donation to HDSA is suggested. Anyone who donates at least 50 dollars will receive a Virtual Backstage Pass to meet Clare after the show via Zoom. Get more information and watch the livestream here.
8 p.m. – Jimmie’s Chicken Shack will do another live performance from Jerome’s studio in Baltimore. Watch the livestream here.
8 p.m. – Howard Jones will do a global livestream from Siyan Soundstage High Wycombe – a solo piano show spanning his 35 year career. Tickets are 15 dollars with an additional option to donate to Help Musicians UK. Only 1000 tickets will be sold and you can buy them 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 nonprofit powered by The Music Forward Foundation, to raise money for all the crew members who help put on the festivals and concerts you attend.
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 cancelled because of COVID-19, you can instead watch her here.
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.
Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones livestream their upbeat rockabilly tunes every Monday at 7 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.
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.
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.
Folk-bluegrass-Americana band/duo Nell & Jim perform every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. 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, ’60s and ’70s. Watch the livestream here.
You can also visit Fells Point Streaming.