With the coronavirus keeping most of us inside and away from not only big gatherings, but family and friends, the music industry is offering a respite for the boredom – or a break from the news – by offering a bevy of music livestreams.
Most of the events are free, and most are available via Facebook or Instagram. One performer, Jens Lekman postponed his spring tour and is offering "personal shows over Skype" this week. Lekman announced that "for one hour each day I will randomly be calling those who have signed up and play one song of my own choice, then move on to the next person." Fans can sign up here.
Most musicians will perform for a more public crowd, and some performances will be live. Many are tagging their performance "Together At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions."
Below is a look at what you can watch and where (all times EDT):
As recording artists do their best to keep playing and help fill the void while we're all at home, Lady Gaga had a hand in curating this week's biggest and most diverse musical event -- One World: Together at Home, which is a global broadcast to benefit front-line health-care workers and support the World Health Organization. The event, set for for 8 p.m. Saturday on Global Citizen, will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert, and will feature more than 20 artists, including Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Alanis Morissette, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
The biggest event this week will be on Monday (5/11) when Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Sting will perform for Rise Up New York!, a citywide virtual telethon that begins at 7 p.m. and will be available on CNBC as well as all New York City television stations. The event is designed to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers impacted by the pandemic.
SPACE is putting their closed showing room to use with a virtual concert series, All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Show, featuring various artists, including Daniel Dontato, Helen Gilette, Ryley Walker and more. Available on Facebook.
The Grammy Museum continues to release footage from its archive available here.
Boys Noise is doing sessions on Twitch, every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Devon Allman announces his live from home concert series, "We Are Still All Together Tour 2020". This week's shows will be on Wednesday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm. You can watch for free via his Facebook page.
Brendan Benson: Boy in a Bubble, will perform one song live daily at 5:20 p.m. on Instagram. Selections will include premieres of songs from his new album, "Dear Life."
Tidal at Home is offering livestreams of electronic artists. including Jay-Z, 21 Savage, Beyonce, Rihanna and many others on a daily basis. To check the schedule or watch, visit Tidal.com
Charli XCX is doing a "Self-Isolating Livestream" through April 24 on her Instagram site.
Every day through April 27, electronic duo Sofi Tukker will host a livestream via Facebook.
Singer Margaret Glasby will be live daily at 1 p.m. on Instagram.
H.E.R. announced a weekly live performance called "Girls With Guitars" that will include music and conversation on Instagram at 8 p.m.
The Ries Brothers: Give Monday Some Riespect livestreams are available at 8 p.m. on Facebook.
Metallica is offering Metallica Mondays for a free stream of a pre-recorded show at 8 p.m. on YouTube
Joe Russo's Almost Dead Replay is every Tuesday at 5 p.m. on Facebook.
Leftover Salmon's Vince Herman is performing live from The Living Room Lounge every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Facebook.
Elephant Stone: Sacred Sounds Selections is joining the weekly rotation on Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Facebook.
Chris Jacobs started playing for fans last week and takes requests in this livestream. The shows are available at 8 p.m. on Facebook.
“TAUKing Tuesdays” continue with TAUK, giving fans a chance to do a Q&A session with guitarist Matt Jalbert, who will also offer some virtual tips and lessons. Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Facebook.
Phish will offer up a video archival series, and this week’s offering is from August 31, 2012 at Dick’s Replay. The show will be aired in its entirety. Available at 8:30 p.m. on Facebook or at Live Phish
Ben Gourley & Friends Livestream: Trashgrass Tuesday Quaranstream starts March 31 at 9 pm. Tune in to Facebook.
Dillion Francis launches his "Taco Tuesday Moombahton" on YouTube every Tuesday at 11 p.m.
Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon is performing live from "The Living Room Lounge" every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on Facebook.
Join Bob Weirand Wolf Brothersfor Weir Wednesday on nugs at 8pm.
Beginning this week, the Whiskey Sour Happy Hour hosted by Ed Helms and the Bluegrass Situation will be available at 8 p.m. This is an online music variety show on Facebook.
David and Enion of Taarka will play live at-home concerts every Wednesday for the next few weeks starting at 9p.m. on Taarka.com.
Every Wednesday the Disco Biscuits will dig out some special shows from the vault and make them available via Nugs.TV at 8 p.m.
Join Steve Wariner for Wariner Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Facebook.
In addition, Nugs.TV has partnered with multiple artists to share live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through its "Live From Out There" series. Each session costs $4.99 or fans can purchase the full Couch Tour Series for $49.99. Proceeds will go to Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund. Each show is listed individually below. Unless otherwise noted, other performances are free.
Alyssa Bonagura is doing an hour-long "Quarantined and Ready to Rock" live set every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on YouTube.
The Free Party Online with Herbert Holler is available at 6 p.m. on Thursdays on Facebook.
"The Thursday Thing" started April 2 and runs through April 28 on Facebook, with Kellen Asebroek set for April 9, Tyler Thompson on April 16, and Jeff Leonard on April 23. Presented by Fruition, shows start at 7 p.m.
String Cheese Incident announce free “Friday Night Cheese” Live streams where you can listed to archival livestreams for free via nugs.tv or on the band's Facebook page.
Franki Cosmos is joining the Friday livestream lineup with shows every Friday in April at 9 p.m. on Instagram.
Check out the "The Stay the F*ck Home Fest" every Friday at 7 p.m. on Facebook. This weekly event is put on by doNYC.
Dead and Company will be performing weekly streams each Saturday dubbed “One More Saturday Night”. The first edition was their December 2nd, 2017’ show at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX. You can watch every week by going to nugs.tv or the band’s Facebook page.
Hartland Hootenanny hosted by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show will have livestreams on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on YouTube. This week's guest is Charlie Worsham.
Widespread Panic has started their ‘Never Miss A Sunday Show’ webcast series where they will re-broadcast webcasts of past Panic shows for free. Fans can watch via nugs.tv or the band's Facebook page.
Zach Nugent has started a Sunday livestream at 7 p.m. available on Facebook.