Where To Stream Live Concerts During Coronavirus We're updating a list of live musical performances from around the world, categorized by date and genre.
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A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

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Artists and music festivals are streaming concerts via Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

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Updated on April 5 at 8:31 a.m. ET.

As more festivals, performances and concerts are canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians of all stripes and sizes are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans.

NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.

Some artists are planning daily streams — like Ben Gibbard and Christine and the Queens — and will be noted below as information becomes available.

This is a living document, updated every day until it's no longer needed.

If you would like a live concert to be considered for the list, please fill out this Google Form. Thanks!


April 5

R&B/Soul

Erykah Badu
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Badu World Market

CLASSICAL

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
2 p.m. Cellist Andrea Casarrubios
4 p.m. Telegraph Quartet
Link: The Violin Channel

Ambient

Christopher Willits
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Envelop Stream

Jazz

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

Country / Americana

ACM Presents: Our Country: Kelsea Ballerini, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Shania Twain and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: CBS / CBS All Access

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Ellis, Alexandra Savior
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

UnCancelled Music Festival: William Fitzsimmons, Hamish Anderson, Mara Connor and more
Time: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. ET
Link: UnCancelled Music Festival
For a full lineup, check the schedule on the festival's website

rock

Luke Elliot
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook / YouTube

Kids Rock For Kids: Teen band benefit concert to support homeless youth
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Kids Rock For Kids

Deep Sea Diver
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

The Dollyrots
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: StageIt

folk

Signature Sounds Parlor Room Home Sessions: Birds of Chicago
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

R&B / Soul

Son Little
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

children's music

Lincoln Center from Home #ConcertsForKids: Sonia De Los Santos
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center / YouTube / Facebook

April 6

CLASSICAL

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
2 p.m. Violist Luke Fleming
4 p.m. Pianists Gregg Kallor & Dasha Koltunyuk
6 p.m. Violinist Rachel Lee Priday
Link: The Violin Channel

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Aida (Netrebko, Rachvelishvili)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Jazz

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Gustaf, Hubert Lenoir
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

UnCancelled Music Festival: Jon McLaughlin, James Gillespie The Shadowboxers, Troy Ramey and more
Time: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. ET
Link: UnCancelled Music Festival
For a full lineup, check the schedule on the festival's website

pop

Lido Pimienta
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

April 7

CLASSICAL

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
4 p.m. Violinist Nancy Zhou
6 p.m. Violinist Eric Sillberger
Link: The Violin Channel

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's La Fanciulla del West (Voigt, Giordani)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Jazz

Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival
Check the festival's website for more details.

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Ducks Unlimited, Say Sue Me
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

April 8

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Falstaff (Oropesa, Meade)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

folk

William Tyler
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

indie

Julian Koster (The Music Tapes, Orbiting Human Circus, Neutral Milk Hotel)
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

children's music

Lincoln Center from Home #ConcertsForKids: Zeshan B
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center / YouTube / Facebook

April 9

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Parsifal (Kaufmann, Mattei, Pape)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

April 10

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (Damrau, Grigolo)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

metal

Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: East Coast Events

pop

Overcoats
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Link: Instagram

April 11

JAZZ

Fred Hersch
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Americana / Country

Michael McDermott
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Stage It

Classical

7 Deaths of Maria Callas
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Link: Bavariand Staatsoper

International Contemporary Ensemble: Pauline Oliveros - The World Wide Tuning Meditation (audience participation)
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: ICE

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's Don Pasquale (Netrebko, Polenzani)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

April 12

CLASSICAL

Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Cosi 's fan tutte (Majeski, Malfi)
Time: 7:30 p. m. ET
Link: Met Opera

children's music

Lincoln Center from Home #ConcertsForKids: Elena Moon Park
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center / YouTube / Facebook