Livestream concert calendar for August 14-October 9

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 rkessler@wtop.com.

August 14: 

10 a.m. – The 59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Fest goes virtual all weekend long. The fest kicks off today with performances from Steve Forbert, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Allen Stone, and more.  Tickets start at $25 a day or $75 for the whole weekend and all performances will be available for a full week after the event for you to re-watch or catch anyone you missed.  Buy tickets here.

2 p.m. – Sessions presents a live DJ set from Icona Pop to celebrate their new single Feels In My Body. The set will stream live form the Mediterranean Museum in Sweden.  Tickets are free and you can get them here.

3 p.m. – StageIt presents Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift Live From Sweet Home Quarantine.  Today’s show will be an all 90’s theme.  Tickets are “pay what you can” and you can get them plus put in requests for what you want to hear here.

8 p.m. – Psychadelic, hip hop, and reggae duo Space Kamp present their first livestream to celebrate their new album Electric Lemonade.  Tickets are free but you can also purchase access to a VIP after party for $20 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.  Watch the livestream here and get your Kamp Experience ticket for the VIP after party here.

9 p.m. – …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead play a livestream show to benefit several local record stores across the US.  Tickets are $9 and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. –  Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium presents Live at the Ryman, a six-week streaming concert series.  The series kicks off tonight with For King & Country.  Tickets start at $10 per show or $50 for a six-week pass.  Buy tickets and get more information on the series here.

August 15: 

10 a.m. – The 59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Fest continues with performances from Eric Bazilian of The Hooters, Ivan Neville, The Lone Bellow, Los Lobos, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, and more.  Tickets start at $25 a day or $75 for the whole weekend and all performances will be available for a full week after the event for you to re-watch or catch anyone you missed.  Buy tickets here.

1 p.m. – The Who continue their weekly series Join Together @ Home benefiting Teenage Cancer Trust  and Teen Cancer America.  The series will feature some of the band’s most memorable performances including unseen footage. This week’s stream is from their 50th anniversary show in London at Hyde Park in 2015  The series is free to watch but donations are encouraged.  Watch the livestream here.

1 p.m. – Morrison Hotel Gallery and Rolling Live Studios present the (De)Tour Festival, benefiting the National Independent Venue Association and MusiCares.  Performers include Ringo Starr, Slash, Macy Gray, Cheap Trick, Taylor Momsen, Billy Gibbons, and more.  The livestream is free but you can purchase a VIP upgrade for $11.  Get more information and watch the livestream here.

7 p.m. – The Wrecks present Live at The Shag Chateau, a full evening of live steaming including 2 separate performances with unique setlists and a special VIP after party with an acoustic set and Q&A..  You can buy separate tickets for each live set for $10 in advance/$15 day of show and an additional $6 for the after party or an all access ticket for all 3 for $20.  Get hyped for the event with the promo video and buy tickets here.

8 p.m. – Jimmie’s Chicken Shack holds their third livestream show from a studio in Baltimore.  Watch the livestream here.

9 p.m. – StageIt presents Lisa Loeb World Tour Live From Home.  Tickets are “pay what you can” and you can get them here.

9 p.m. – 311, Fantracks and Direct TV present the premiere of 311 Live From Mardi Gras 2020.  After the livestream, Nick and P-nut of 311 will answer fan questions.  To submit a question, take video of yourself asking the question and email it to 3112020@gmail.com.  Watch the livestream here.

9 p.m. – Biffy Clyro celebrate their new release ” A Celebration of Endings” with a global livestream from Glasgow, Scotland  and broadcast on You Tube.  Tickets go on sale 7/24 here.

August 16:

10 a.m. – The 59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Fest concludes with performances from Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Shakey Graves, and more plus a tribute to John Prine.  Tickets start at $25 a day or $75 for the whole weekend and all performances will be available for a full week after the event for you to re-watch or catch anyone you missed.  Buy tickets here.

12 p.m. – The 1st Annual Kerwin Frost Telethon Supershow benefits the Know Your Rights Camp and features performances from Anderson.Paak, ASAP Ferg, Beck, DMC, Lil Yachty, Major Lazer, The Interrupters, and more. Get more information here and watch the livestream here.

5 p.m. – Steel Panther presents Lockdown in the Rockdown benefiting Crew Nation and a local Los Angeles animal rescue.  Tickets start at $15 and you can buy them here.

August 18:

7 p.m. – Chris Daughtry presents Daughtry Live From Home, a virtual tour.   The tour is 19 separate shows live from Nashville and benefiting different music venues.  Tonight’s show benefits The Birchmere in Alexandria.  Tickets start at $10 and you can buy them here.

7 p.m. – Bad Religion celebrate the release of their book “Do What You Want:The Story of Bad Religion” with a virtual book launch and chat.  Register for the event here.

August 21:

9 p.m. – Tim McGraw presents McGraw Here On Earth, an interactive live music experience to celebrate the release of his new album Here On Earth.  Tickets are $15 and you can buy them here.

9 p.m. –  Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium presents Live at the Ryman, a six-week streaming concert series.  Tonight’s performance is by Cam.  Tickets are $10 or $125 for a VIP pack.  Buy tickets and get more information on the series here.

August 28:

9 p.m. –  Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium presents Live at the Ryman, a six-week streaming concert series.  Tonight’s performance is by Chris Janson.  Tickets are $10 or $125 for a VIP pack.  Buy tickets and get more information on the series here.

9 p.m. – NoonChorus presents Dawes performing together as a band for the first time since March!  Tickets start at $15 and you can buy them here.

September 4:

9 p.m. – Patti Smith presents an evening of words and music from Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre, her only staged program of 2020.  Expect songs with her bandmate Tony Shanahan and readings from her memoir Year of the Monkey.  Tickets are $30 and you can buy them here starting Friday 8/7.

9 p.m. –  Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium presents Live at the Ryman, a six-week streaming concert series.  Tonight’s performance is by Scotty McCreery.  Tickets are $10 or $125 for a VIP pack.  Buy tickets and get more information on the series here.

September 11:

9 p.m. –  Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium presents Live at the Ryman, a six-week streaming concert series.  Tonight’s performance is by Brett Young.  Tickets are $10 or $125 for a VIP pack.  Buy tickets and get more information on the series here.

September 18:

9 p.m. –  Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium presents Live at the Ryman, a six-week streaming concert series.  The series concludes tonight with a performance by Old Crow Medicine Show.  Tickets are $10 per show or $50 for a six-week pass.  Buy tickets and get more information on the series here.

October 9:

10 p.m. – NoonChorus presents Future Islands live from Baltimore.  The band will be celebrating the release of their new album As Long As You Are.  Tickets are $15 and you can buy them here.

Daily/Weekly: 

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.

Kongos plan to do a livestream every Friday on their Facebook page for a few songs then continuing over to their Patreon page for more exclusive content for their subscribers.

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, Cathy DiToro and The 19th Street Band.

You can also visit Fells Point Streaming.

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