Livestream concert calendar for September 26-October 9

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.

September 26:

3 p.m. – The 16th Annual DC JazzFest goes virtual through Monday.  Performers for the weekend include Danilo Perez Trio with Ben Street and Adam Cruz, Matthew Whitaker Quartet, Frederic Yonnet, Dado Moroni, Chuck Brown Band, Cecily, Baby Rose, Maimouna Youssef, Heidi Martin and more plus the 2020 DC JazzPrix Finals.  RSVP and watch the livestream here.

5:30 p.m. – Bonnaroo presents the final day of Virtual ROO-ALITY, featuring performances from past festivals and supporting Bonnaroo Works Fund, Headcount.org, and the ACLU.  Today’s performers include Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Allen Stone, Run the Jewels, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Bonnarootenanny, Bruce Hornsby, James Brown,  Billy Strings, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, and Big Gigantic.  Watch the livestream here.

7 p.m. – Pitchfork presents Best of Pitchfork Music Festival with rare and archival footage from Angel Olsen, Beach House, Big Thief, Blood Orange, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Danny Brown, FKA Twigs, Grimes, Jamila Woods, Kamasi Washington, LCD Soundsystem, Mitski, Perfume Genius, Rico Nasty, Robyn, Run the Jewels, Solange, Wilco, and surprise guests.  All proceeds from the livestream benefit M4BL – The Movement for Black Lives.  Watch the livestream here.

8 p.m. – The 63rd Monteray Jazz Festival goes virtual this weekend through Sunday.  Tonight’s lineup features Regina Carter, Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo directed by Katie Thiroux, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra directed by Gerald Clayton, Davina and the Vagabonds, Clint Eastwood in conversation with Tim Jackson, Eastwood at Monterey with Diana Krall & Kenny Barron Trio, Berklee Institute of Jazz & Gender Justice Quintet, Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell, and a tribute to Dave Brubeck with Cannery Row Suite featuring Kurt Elling & Roberta Gambarini.  All online contributions will be donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and to jazz artists featured at the festival.  Watch the livestream here.

8 p.m. – Kona Brewing Company presents Ohana 2020, the virtual edition of the annual Ohana Fest featuring both archival sets and exclusive live performances.  Performers include Eddie Vedder, The Strokes, Incubus, Social Distortion, Jenny Lewis, Glen Hansard, and Mudhoney plus new sets from Deaf Charlie featuring Jeff Ament & John Wicks, Pluralone, Iron Sage Wood featuring Rob Machado, and The Aquadolls.  The fest will be streaming free for 24 hours here.

8 p.m. – Farm Aid celebrates it’s 35th Anniversary with a virtual festival, Farm Aid 2020 On the Road.  Performers include Willie Nelson and The Boys, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, and more.  The festival is free to watch but donations are encouraged.  Get more information on how to watch and donate here.

10:30 p.m. – If you missed the Modern English livestream from The O2 in London last night, you can watch it again tonight.  Tickets are $20 and you can buy them here.

September 27:

3 p.m. – The 16th Annual DC JazzFest goes virtual through Monday.  Performers for the weekend include Danilo Perez Trio with Ben Street and Adam Cruz, Matthew Whitaker Quartet, Frederic Yonnet, Dado Moroni, Chuck Brown Band, Cecily, Baby Rose, Maimouna Youssef, Heidi Martin and more plus the 2020 DC JazzPrix Finals.  RSVP and watch the livestream here.

7 p.m. – Because Jewish presents High Holidays 2020: Kol Nidre live without an audience from New York’s Brooklyn Bowl.  These are musically and spiritually driven services featuring members of Dr. Dog, Dharma Punks, Real Estate, Antibalas, Patti Smith Group, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Balkan Beat Box, and more.  RSVP for access to the livestream here.

8 p.m. – The 63rd Monteray Jazz Festival goes virtual this weekend through Sunday.  Tonight’s lineup features a Sonny Rollins tribute featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovana, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Redman, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Anat Cohen Tentet, Angela Davis in conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington, Gerald Clayton Quartet, Tribute to Quincy Jones ” The A&M Years” featuring Hubert Laws and Valerie Simpson, and more.  All online contributions will be donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and to jazz artists featured at the festival.  Watch the livestream here.

September 28: 

7 p.m. – It’s the last night of the 16th Annual DC JazzFest.  Performers for the weekend include Danilo Perez Trio with Ben Street and Adam Cruz, Matthew Whitaker Quartet, Frederic Yonnet, Dado Moroni, Chuck Brown Band, Cecily, Baby Rose, Maimouna Youssef, Heidi Martin and more plus the 2020 DC JazzPrix Finals.  RSVP and watch the livestream here.

10 a.m. – Because Jewish presents HIgh Holidays 2020: Yom Kippur live without an audience from New York’s Brooklyn Bowl.  These are musically and spiritually driven services featuring members of Dr. Dog, Dharma Punks, Real Estate, Antibalas, Patti Smith Group, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Balkan Beat Box, and more.  RSVP for access to the livestream here.

October 1:

8:30 p.m. – Pianist Holly Bowling continues her Wilderness virtual concert tour with a performance filmed live at the Beartooth Mountains.  This fall will see the release of her new album Seeking All That’s Still Unsung, featuring reimagined solo piano versions of the music of the Grateful Dead.  Watch the livestream here.

October 2:

9 p.m. – The Black Cat presents Night 2 of their special 27th Anniversary Livestream with new performances from Hammered Hulls, Des Demonas, Janel and Anthony, and more plus bonus footage from the first livestream.  Donations will be accepted on behalf of the club and performers. Get more information here.

9 p.m. – Chartway Federal Credit Union presents American Music Festival Virginia Beach Virtual Edition featuring John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Bret Michaels (Poison), Marc Roberge (O.A.R.), Michael Franti, Moon Taxi, Trevor Young (Soja), Phil Vassar, Larkin Poe, and Carbon Leaf.  Watch the livestream here.

October 3:

1 p.m. – Live For Live Music in partnership with Headcount presents Democracy Comes Alive, a non-partisan one-day virtual music festival to promote voter participation.  Powered by Nugs.TV and Plus1, the event features performances by members of the Grateful Dead, Michael Franti, Billy Strings, Trampled by Turtles, Bruce Hornsby, Dawes, Warren Haynes, Shawn Colvin,  Andy Frasco, G Love, Here Come The Mummies, members of String Cheese Incident, and more. Register to vote, donate, and watch the livestream here.

October 7:

9 p.m. – Suzanne Vega performs the first of two shows from NYC’s Blue Note jazz club in support of the live music industry.  Vega just released the album An Evening of New York Songs and Stories.  Tickets are $24 and you can buy them here.

October 8:

3 p.m. – Suzanne Vega performs the second of two shows from NYC’s Blue Note jazz club in support of the live music industry.  Vega just released the album An Evening of New York Songs and Stories.  Tickets are $24 and you can buy them here.

8:30 p.m. – Pianist Holly Bowling continues her Wilderness virtual concert tour with a performance filmed live at Badlands National Park.  This fall will see the release of her new album Seeking All That’s Still Unsung, featuring reimagined solo piano versions of the music of the Grateful Dead.  Watch the livestream here.

October 9:

8 p.m. – Hanson present the first weekend of their streaming concert series Live and Electric Revisited at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Tickets are $15 for a single show or all three over the weekend for $39.  Buy tickets here.

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.

October 10:

2 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Hanson present the first weekend of their streaming concert series Live and Electric Revisited at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Tickets are $15 for a single show or all three over the weekend for $39.  Buy tickets here.

October 15:

8 p.m. –  Glass Animals present Live In The Internet, a global live stream featuring old and new songs, plus special guests.  Tickets go on sale Friday September 25.  Sign up for their mailing list on their website for more information.

Daily/Weekly: 

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, re-broadcasts 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 cancelled 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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