Live Streams & Concerts to Watch
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While we can’t open our doors to you just yet, we still want to bring you entertainment! As the nation adjusts to the new reality of life at home, several artists and musical institutions are taking the show online to share some musical joy during these trying times.
The entertainment world has come together during this time and thanks to their dedication and creativity, there are plenty of things you can watch from the comfort of your couch. From Miley Cyrus to the Harlem Globetrotters, there is something for everyone!
For a list of local artists performing on Facebook live CLICK HERE
Keep following this page for updates.
- June 6: Lady Gaga, BTS and Barack Obama are set to give a commencement speech during YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020" virtual commencement. The event will also feature appearances by Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, and more. The schedule will be announced on May 17; the event can be streamed on YouTube.
- May 30: Live Nation Canada and Budweiser announced Budweiser Stage at Home, a weekly one-hour concert experience for fans to enjoy in the comfort of their own home. The iconic waterfront music venue will be transported from downtown Toronto into the homes of Canadians from coast to coast. The series premier will feature The Black Crowes with The Trews and hosted by Juno-nominated musician and Rogers Hometown Hockey host, Tara Slone. Beginning Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. EST, music fans can watch the special weekly concert series each Saturday on Citytv and Citytv.com. The events will also be available to stream on the Citytv iOS and AppleTV apps as well as Live Nation’s Live From Home platform.
- May 29: Join us on our Facebook page every Friday at 4pm for #FeaturedArtistFridays where we provide a virtual stage for local artists! This week we have LIVE performances by Jason Mercer and Justine Chantale hosted by Kyle Gimard from Country 104 and presented by WINMAR.
- May 29: The Dropkick Murphys are performing from an empty Fenway Park, with pal Bruce Springsteen joining them remotely. The band and The Boss will be doing a double play -- two songs -- one from each musical act. The Livestream will be available on the Dropkick Murphy's Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and pages, and begins at 6:00 p.m. EST.
- May 27: Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Osbourne, Laurie Hernandez and more are set to participate in Stronger Than You Think, a three-day livestream event which will address teen mental wellness. It kicks off each day at 5:00 p.m. EST, ending at 10:00 p.m. EST, and will be available on Facebook. More Info CLICK HERE.
- May 5: Latin music stars Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Luis Fonsi, J Balvin, Diane Guerrero and Ana Brenda Contreras have teamed for Eva Longoria's virtual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The virtual concert will stream live on Facebook Live, Youtube, Twitch, Twitter, iHeartLatino’s radio stations and websites, among other social media platforms, on May 5 at 5 p.m. EST. The event is free to watch but viewers will be encouraged to make donations.
- May 4: The New York Guitar Festival kicks off its daily shows with live performances and appearances at 4:00 p.m. EST each day, streaming on its YouTube channel. The event will begin with Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal on May 4. The festival continues daily, and ends May 15. Donations will benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
- April 29 | 9am PT/12pm ET: James Bay (Instagram)
- April 29 | 4pm PT/7pm ET: Oculus + Supersphere Presents Offset and Friends: Offset will team up with fellow hip-hop artists Young Thug, Rich the Kid, and SAINt JHN for a special OFFSET AND FRIENDS performance. This event will support the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) (Facebook)
- April 30 | 1pm PT/4pm ET: Norah Jones (Facebook)
- April 30 | 2pm PT/5pm ET: Stay at Home with Radiohead - a live show from the archives every Thursday (YouTube)
- May 1 | 1pm PT/4pm ET: The Front Bottoms (Twitch)
- May 1 | 4pm PT/7pm ET: Kenny Chesney to celebrate the launch of his album “Here and Now” with a livestream (Facebook)
- April 27: LL Cool J will host a town hall with the Beastie Boys on his "Rock the Bells Radio" show, streaming at noon EST on SiriusXM's channel 43 and on the app.
- April 24, 25 + 26: Digital music festival Room Service kicks off April 24-26, with performances by Yungblud, Channel Tres, Pink Sweat$, Chromeo, Zeds Dead, Borgore, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Gallant, Griz, Mt. Joy, Trevor Daniel, RAC, Jeremy Zucker, Shallou & more (full lineup here). Proceeds from the event will go directly to COVID-19 relief efforts, including Sweet Relief and Feeding America.
- April 21: Third Eye Blind are performing live during their "Quarantine Kitchen Sessions" every Tuesday at varying times on the band's Instagram account to promote social distancing.
- Canada Together in Concert: Country stars are coming together to support Canada’s COVID-19 relief efforts. ET Canada has partnered with the Canadian Country Music Association Foundation for “Canada Together: In Concert”, an unprecedented five-night broadcast featuring intimate performances and exclusive conversations with 20 of the biggest names in country music. The concert series will support Food Banks Canada and Unison Benevolent Fund’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Canadians wishing to donate can do so via a one-time or monthly donation option at the CCMA Foundation website, or by texting CCMA to 20222. Along with the virtual performances, “Canada Together: In Concert” will also pay special tribute to some of the courageous individuals who are making a difference in their communities amid the pandemic.
Monday, April 20: Shania Twain with Dallas Smith, Lindsay Ell, and High Valley
Tuesday, April 21: Luke Combs with Brett Kissel, Tenille Townes, and The Washboard Union
Wednesday, April 22: Lady Antebellum with Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, and Dean Brody
Thursday, April 23: Morgan Wallen with MacKenzie Porter, Tim Hicks, and James Barker Band
Friday, April 24: Jordan Davis with Gord Bamford, Jess Moskaluke, and Jade Eagleson
- April 16: 97.5 Virgin Radio hosts Heroes of Health from 10am-2pm. The COVID-19 Stream-A-Thon for London Health Sciences Foundation! Hosted by J Stevens! If you're able to donate, the money raised will go towards LHSC 's COVID-19 Response Fund, + to purchase much-needed glidescopes, intensive care beds as well as ventilators. Tune in here: www.lhsf.ca/heroesofhealth ⠀
- April 24+25: Twitch will host a free virtual music festival on April 24 and 25, featuring: The Struts, NETTA, Flora Cash, Hanson, MILCK and more to benefit MusiCares
- April 18+19: BTS' "Bang Bang Con" Livestream concert series kicks off with four of eight classic shows, spread out over two nights. The special online streaming event consisting of eight parts is available for free and will take place on April 18 and 19, each day starting at 11 p.m. EST via the official YouTube channel BANGTANTV (April 17 and 18, each day starting from 11:00 PM in EST
- April 18: The Killers will conduct a Q&A and performance on Instagram Live starting at 3 p.m. EST
- April 10: Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, the documentary about the annual music festival, hits streaming services on the date it was originally supposed to open.
- April 11: Facebook Live will be hosting Human to Human, a benefit event from noon to midnight EST. Confirmed performances include Alec Bejanim, Andrew McMahon, Butch Walker, Grouplove, Hunter Hayes, Jensen McRae, Jewel, Lauren Daigle, Lucie Silvas, Nicolas Petricca (Walk The Moon), Sam Nelson Harris (X Ambassadors), Skylar Grey, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Tori Kelly and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit PLUS1's COVID-19 Relief Fund working in conjunction with MusiCares and Sweet Relief. Viewers will be to contribute via Facebook's Donate feature or by texting PLUS1H2H to 50155.
- April 16: April 16 at 7pm please join the London Music Hall of Fame Facebook Page for a Forest City London Music Awards - London Music Hall of Fame special live broadcast presentation as they unveil the 2020 Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement honourees. Who will take their place alongside Tommy Hunter, The Lombardo Family, Kittie, Denise Pelley? Broadcast starts at 7pm with performances by Connor D. Y. Morand Sarina Haggarty Leanne Mayer PLUS we will introduce you to the 2020 Awards show hosts and bring you other exciting news. The #FCLMA Class of 2020; A Special #FCLMA Online Presentation.
- Michael Buble is going live with his wife Luisana Lopilato every day at 5 p.m. EST on his Facebook Channell.
- Jason Mraz will be going live every Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST HERE.
- Cirque du Soleil launched a new digital content hub called CirqueConnect, available HERE. Moved by a desire to stay connected to their fans, Cirque du Soleil’s content hub provides a source of high-quality entertainment for fans to enjoy in the comfort of their home, as current measures to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) have suspended live viewing experiences across the globe.
- The Harlem Globetrotters have launched educational videos on their YouTube Channel.
- Metallica announced #MetallicaMonday’s every Monday at 8 p.m. EST on Facebook, when they will be sharing some of their best performances.
- Josh Gad is reading children's stories live every night on Twitter to help people feel better because the world is a "hot mess".
- Arkells host live music sessions every day at 1 pm on their Instagram and they’ve featured some pretty awesome celebrity guests.
- Phish announced, “Dinner and a Movie” series, in which every Tuesday they will present an archival video series at 8:30 p.m. EST on their Facebook page.
- Miley Cyrus' "Bright Minded" series on Instagram Live at 2:30 p.m. Check out the full schedule for this week here.
- Rob Thomas daily #SocialDistancingSessions series on his Facebook.
- Charli XCX has announced a new series of daily "self-isolating" Instagram livestream shows, kicking off today here at noon EST
- Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard will play songs every day from his home during the coronavirus quarantine as a thank you to his fans. You can watch on YouTube and Facebook.
- Neil Young - Fireside Sessions - his wife will be filming while he gives a live concert from his living room, presumably by the fire. It looks like his dogs could feature heavily, too. Young is promising a "down-home production, a few songs, a little time together". CLICK HERE.
- Linkin Park celebrated the 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory by reacting to never-before-seen concert footage from 2001. See it here.
- Hunter Hayes will perform sessions for a series titled “In The Lab”. Each episode will be 12-15 minutes long and will feature the country singer-songwriter "building his songs from scratch." Said Hayes in a statement, “It's like taking my studio on the road. Every night, we start from scratch, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.” Each performance will be recorded in advance and shared via YouTube Premiere on his channel on April 7 and April 14.
- Radio.com has launched “Radio.com Live: And the Beat Goes On,” a 24/7 live event channel which will be on for the next 30 days.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS?
In response to slowing the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have been forced to close their doors. One of the earliest impacted sectors was the entertainment industry. With the closure of music venues, theatres, bars and pubs, live music events came to a rapid halt in an effort to 'flatten the curve'. The result has left many musicians and industry workers without an income. We all cherish the creators and the value they bring to our communities both socially and economically.
CLICK HERE for suggestions on how you as an individual can continue to support the musicians and those who work in the music and entertainment industry!
Even from a safe distance, London is still making sweet music. Check back Monday to Friday at 10 a.m. as Ldnent.Live shines a spotlight on some of the city's independent artists, singers and songwriters, offering everything from vocal and instrumental lessons online, to livestream shows straight from their own living rooms.