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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 p.m. – Join Peter Frampton as he talks with Cameron Crowe about Frampton’s new memoir Do You Feel Like I Do. Tickets are $40 and include a copy of the book, a signed bookplate and other Frampton related merchandise. Get more info and purchase tickets here.
7 p.m. – Premiere Collectables presents Peter Frampton and co-author Alan Light in a discussion of their book Do You Feel Like I Do. This event is free but anyone who has preordered the book can submit a question for the conversation. Watch the livestream here.
2 p.m. – Pearl Jam celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first live show with a stream of their 4/29/16 Philadelphia show, where they played Ten in full. Tickets are $14.99 and you can buy them here.
5 p.m. – Rufus Wainwright presents his livestream series “A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective!” Each stream will feature one side of an album and today’s feature is side 1 of Poses. Tickets start at $20 and you can buy them here.
9 p.m. – PUP will perform their first ever livestream to celebrate the release of their EP This Place Sucks A**. Tickets are $13 and you can buy them here.
6 p.m. – Billie Eilish presents Where Do We Go? The Livestream. Tickets are $30 and you can buy them here.
9 p.m. – Fantracks presents Grounded With The Goo Goo Dolls, a livestream of songs spanning their career. Subscribe to Fantracks and get the app for $2.99 to access the livestream here. NOTE: Fantracks will charge you $2.99 each month for this subscription so make sure you cancel after this livestream if you don’t want to keep the service.
9 p.m. – Rolling Live Studios powered by Roland presents The Lemonheads. Tickets start at $10 and include unlimited rewatching of the stream until midnight on November 1st. Buy tickets here.
9 p.m. – Cold War Kids present the second show of their virtual tour, live from CWK Studio in Los Angeles. They will be performing New Age Norms 1&2 in full to celebrate the release of New Age Norms 2. Tickets are $15 or $50 for all 4 nights of the tour and you can buy them here.
8 p.m. – Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Year of the Killer is a livestream celebrating the 85th birthday of Jerry Lee Lewis. Hosted by John Stamos and benefiting World Vision, the stream will feature appearances by Elton John, Willie Nelson, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Jones, Mike Love, and more. Watch the livestream here.
5 p.m. – Rufus Wainwright presents his livestream series “A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective!” Each stream will feature one side of an album and today’s feature is side 2 of Poses. Tickets start at $20 and you can buy them here.
6 p.m. – Metal Injection and Liquid Death present GWAR – Scumdogs XXX Live where they will play Scumdogs of the Universe in full in celebration of it’s 30th anniversary. Tickets are $15 and you can buy them here.
6 p.m. – Puscifer present Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti to celebrate the release of their first album since 2015. Tickets start at $19.99 and you can buy them here.
3 p.m. – Teenage Cancer Trust, a UK organization that provides cancer services for young people, presents the last show in their Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen series. Today’s stream is the full set of the The Cure’s 2014 performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall and you can gain access by purchasing a raffle ticket to win the guitar played by Robert Smith during the show. Tickets are $7.05 with proceeds going to the charity and you can buy them here.
3 p.m. – Mr. Bungle present “The Night They Came Home!”, a virtual live concert experience. Tickets are $15 (including being able to access the performance up to 72 hours later) and you can buy them here.
8 p.m. – Hanson present the second 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 starting October 12.
9 p.m. – Cold War Kids present the third show of their virtual tour, live from CWK Studio in Los Angeles. They will perform a festival set featuring all the songs you know and love. Tickets are $15 or $50 for all 4 nights of the tour and you can buy them here.
5 p.m. – Metallica present Live & Acoustic from HQ, a Helping Hands concert and auction event benefiting the band’s foundation All Within My Hands. Tickets start at $14.99 and allow you to watch the stream as many times as you like within a 48 hour period. Buy tickets here.
9 p.m. – Cold War Kids present the last show of their virtual tour, live from CWK Studio in Los Angeles. Tonight’s set will feature deep cuts from their entire catalog. Tickets are $15 or $50 for all 4 nights of the tour and you can buy them here.
8 p.m. – Hanson present the third 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 starting November 9.
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, 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.