Coronavirus Quarantine: Live Streams To Watch At Home

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. 


This week tune into Martin Guitar's "Jam in Place" on Facebook with Dave Hause, Henry Jamison, Grayson Capp, and more.
The Pickathon Presents series continues with Sephaniah OHora, Black Milk and Nat Turner, and more, on YouTube.
The Nectar Virtual Concert Series will feature hip-hop and General MoJo's Livestream this week Saturday at 11 p.m. on Evenrbrite.
Parlor Room Home Sessions are ongoing this week with Twisted Pines Variety Show, Tim O'Brien and Jan Fabricius, Peter Mulvey, Teddy Thompson and more on Signature Sounds. 
The Pickathon Presents series continues with Lauren Murrow, Valerie June, and more on YouTube.
The Nectar Virtual Concert Series continues with Vaudeveille Etiquette, High Seagrass, and more on Evenbrite.
The Rolling Stones are launching a weekly series called "Extra Licks," during which they'll stream bonus features from six concert films. This week's version is called Ole Ole Ole! Performances, and highlights footage from the 2016 Latin America Tour. Tune in at 3 p.m. on YouTube.
The Live From Out There concerts continue this week on nugs with the Kitchen Dwellers, Mihali, Lawrence, Ripe, Cory Wong, Marcus King, and more. There is a fee for these streams.
Pickathon Presents continues its concert-a-day series this week with Willie Watson, the Lone Bellow, and more, daily on YouTube.
The Live From Out There series continues this weekend with Langhorne Slim, a National Park Radio Livestream, Celebrating John Prine, and more, All events can be streamed on nugs.
Pickathon Presents continues its 60 concerts in 60 days with Vieux Farka Toure among those coming up this weekend. Available on Facebook. 
This week's Pickathon Presents: A Concert a Day Helping Musicians in Need features People Under the Stairs Wood Stage 2014 replay, DakhaBrakha Mt. Hood Stage replay, and more all available on Twitch or A Concert A Day Facebook Event.
Low Cut Lonnie with Adam Weiner is doing a "Live From South Philly" livestream on Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. on Facebook

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.

Pickathon will premiere 60 concerts in 60 days, starting Thursday, April 9 at 4 p.m. with the Ex Hex Treeline Stage 2015 replay. The free concerts are available on Twitch and Facebook.
The Radiohead Public Library will release one live show a week starting Thursday, April 9 at 5 p.m. on YouTube. The first concert will be Live From a Tent in Dublin, 2000, and the concerts will go on until coronavirus restrictions are lifted or Radiohead runs out of concerts. 
Various artists are offering music on Nugs.TV in in the "Live From Out There" series, which is available daily. Nugs.TV is replaying concerts to raise money for Sweet Relief. The whole series runs March 20-April 26 and costs $49.99.
Songwriters in Paradise includes a variety of artists performing through the weekend via Facebook. 
Thirty-six artists will perform on the Cincy Groove Music Festival on Facebook, Friday, April 3-Sunday, April 5. The first show starts at 5 p.m. Friday. 
Jimmy Buffet has cabin fever and has launched his Cabin Fever Spring 2020 with concert rebroadcasts every Wednesday and Saturday on Magaritaville TV. 
The Rock and Roll Playhouse Livestream: Live from the Playroom, starts Thursday, April 3, and will feature free livestreams daily here  at 3 p.m. 
Melissa Etheridge is offering livestreams at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on her Facebook page. The streams are billed as sing-alongs and the livestream will populate on her Facebook page at the scheduled times. 
Levi's is offering its 5:01 LIVE at various times this week, starting Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m. with Sigrid. Check the Instagram page for other artists, including Questlove and Burna Boy during the week. 
Billboard is offering Live At-Home most days. This week's performers include Alec Benjamin, The Drive, La Ghetto, Kash Doll, and Hozier. Tune in on Facebook.

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

The Infamous Stringdusters will play a live show daily this week at 8 p.m. in what the band is calling “Stringduster TV.” Fans can tune in on Facebook or Instagram.

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

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


Starting this Monday, catch The Mastersons Mondaze, with music and talk for about an hour at 6 p.m. on Facebook
Lotus is offering recut and re-edited footage for its Monday Memories at 3 p.m. on Facebook. 
English electropop group Metronomy is doing livestreams every Monday, covering everything from music to cooking classes and more on Instagram.
Check out Metallica's Metallica Mondays, Live from the Archives, every Monday a 8 p.m. on JamBase.

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. 

Garth Brooks will perform a concert on "Inside Studio G" which will stream at 7PM via the Sirius XM The Garth Channel or his Facebook page. 

Metallica is offering Metallica Mondays for a free stream of a pre-recorded show at 8 p.m. on YouTube

Scott Low and Sam Grisman present their Monday "Mini Chill" through the end of May at 7:20 p.m. on Facebook. 
Join Grace Potter on Mondays for the Monday Night Twilight Hour at 9 p.m. on Facebook. 


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

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. 

Matt Costa is doing sessions every Wednesday on Facebook and Instagram at 8 p.m. 

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. 

Catch New York's longest-running old-school dance party, the Freedom Party, every Thursday at 6 p.m. on Facebook. 


String Cheese Incident announce free “Friday Night Cheese” Live streams where you can listed to archival livestreams for free via 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.


Jorma Kaukonen is back with Quarantine Concert No. 6 this Saturday at 8 p.m. on YouTube
Hartland Hootenanny Episode No. 6 hosted by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show is back in its 8 p.m. Saturday slot on YouTube.

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 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. 

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Livestreams continue this week with Live From the Playroom livestreams presented by Industry City at 1 p.m. on Industry City's Facebook. Click here for info about Saturday sets and others during the week. 
The Nectar Virtual Concert Series continues Saturday with High Council at 11 p.m. on Facebook.  The concerts are benefits for Nectar's staff. 


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 or the band's Facebook page.

Zach Nugent has started a Sunday livestream at 7 p.m. available on Facebook. 

Daily Schedule

Friday, May 15
Live from Australia: Tommy Emmanuel, Karise Eden and the Black Swans
When: 5 a.m. 
Where: Facebook 
Larkin Poe Livestream
When: 4 p.m. 
The Bones of J.R. Jones Livestream
When: 7 p.m. 
Where: Facebook
Ross James Livestream
When: 10:10 p.m. 
Where: Facebook