As more concerts get canceled, musicians are banding together to give fans their music fix. You can find artist’s live streaming concerts nearly every day of the week on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. From Saturday evening shows at the Grand Ole Opry to intimate performances from an artist’s living room, here are eight places you can watch virtual concerts while you practice social distancing.
8 Places to Watch Virtual Concerts
AXS Virtual Home Sets
Ron Pope and Jennifer Hudson are just a few artists who have partnered with AXS to bring music fans daily virtual concerts. Performances take place throughout the day, but if you miss one, past concerts are archived so you can watch them at any time. Times and social platforms vary, so check out axs.com for the complete schedule.
Grand Ole Opry
Although the Grand Ole Opry closed its doors to the general public, Saturday night performances continue – just without a live audience. Country music fans can tune into opry.com, 650 AM WSM, wsmonline.com or watch the Circle TV channel to catch performances. In addition to these broadcasts, the Grand Ole Opry also offers daily performances from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Instagram and Facebook. A full schedule for these performances can be found here.
The Lincoln Center in New York announced its “Lincoln At Home” series to continue to provide content for fans. Programs include daily live streams of operas, children’s storytimes, lunchtime playlists and rare content. For a full list of performances and times, visit lincolncenter.org.
Third Man Public Access
Third Man Records announced a new series called “Third Man Public Access” to replace the live performances at its Blue Room concert venue. Daily performances are streamed on the official YouTube page at noon. Not only are viewers able to watch concerts by their favorite musicians, but artists also share what is inspiring them during this time of uncertainty. Viewers are also able to tip performers through Venmo and PayPal.
Billboard Live At-Home Concert Series
Billboard launched its “Live At-Home” virtual concert series last week. From Allen Stone to Josh Groban, Russell Dickerson and more, each performer serenades viewers from the comfort of their home. In addition, each artist chooses a nonprofit organization to partner with during the live stream. Performances take place on Billboard’s Facebook page, where you can also view past live streams.
Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered with a handful of artists to create the #TogetherAtHome movement. The daily live streams are described as “a series of online concert performances hosted on artists social media platforms to fight coronavirus and promote social distancing.” Performers have already included Coldplay’s Chris Martin, John Legend and Vance Joy. Updates on performers and times can be found on Global Citizen’s Twitter.
Every day the Metropolitan Opera makes a different performance from its Live in HD series available for 23 hours. Viewers can begin streaming and 6:30 p.m. on The Met’s official website. The lineup includes performances from the last 14 years and features some of the opera’s greatest singers.
“In My Room”
Rolling Stone recently launched its “In My Room” IGTV series. With new episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2 p.m., the series features intimate performances by some of music’s greatest influences. The series kicked off with a performance by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys singing a rendition of – you guessed it – “In My Room.” Performances include old and new artists from across the world and of different genres.