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 3 at 6:16 p.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 3

Classical

The Sempre Sisters String Duo (A From The Top Daily Joy feature)
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Silkroad Home Sessions: Wu Man
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Pianist Lara Downes: Spirituals and Freedom Songs (Benefit for Feeding America)
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
12 p.m. Violinist Augusta McKay Lodge
2 p.m. Cellist Amit Peled
4 p.m. Violinist William Hagen
6 p.m. Violinists Jeffrey Myers (Calidore Qt.) and Siwoo Kim
Link: The Violin Channel

The Metropolitan Opera: Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Metropolitan Opera

Lincoln Center at Home: Joshua Bell
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Link: YouTube; Facebook

New World Symphony Fellows
Time: 7 p.m.
Link: Facebook

Multi-Genre

Light in the Attic & Friends Live: Jarvis Cocker, Marcos Valle, Sandy Dedrick (The Free Design), Azar Lawrence, Barbara Lynn, Gruff Rhys, more
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch / YouTube

Sister Polygon's Stay-At-Home Variety Show: Rosali, Sir E.U, Seth Bogart, plus painting and smoothies
Time: 3-5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

UnCancelled Music Festival: Katie Pruitt, Sammy Brue, Channing Wilson 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

CALM Lock In: Arlo Parks, Declan McKenna, Oh Wonder and more
Time: 12 - 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram
Note: Set times will be announced on CALM's Instagram and streamed from the individual artist's Instagram pages.

Sofa Sets: Aurora, Jade Bird, Taylor Janzen, mxmtoon, Hamilton Leithauser, Mansionair
Time: 3 - 6 p.m. ET
Link: Sofa Sets

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" San Mei, Nick Thorburn from Islands
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

All The Ladies Music Festival: Lisa Loeb, Polly Hall, Joanie Leeds and more
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

JAZZ

Christian McBride and Jazz House KiDS' Friday Night Listening Party (Hang with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cecile McLorin and Melissa Walker)
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook
Christian McBride is host of Jazz Night In America, a collaboration between NPR, WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

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

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

SF Jazz Fridays at Five: Lizz Wright
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: SF Jazz

American Pianists Awards Jazz @ Home: Adam Birnbaum and Aaron Diehl
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Afro-fusion

Burna Boy
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

folk

Allison Olender
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

David Wax Museum
Time: 2 p.m.
Link: Facebook

Signature Sounds Parlor Room Home Sessions: Dirk and Amelia Powell
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

rock

Colin Meloy of the Decemberists
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Low
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Smoke Fairies
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Soccer Mommy
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Disq
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Social Distance Party

String Cheese Incident
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Nugs.TV

Indie

Rick Maguire from Pile
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Links: Instagram / Facebook

electronic

Hit Command Dance Music Gives Back: Krewella, Boogie T, Borgore, Pluko and more
Time: 2 p.m. - 2 a.m. ET
Link: Twitch
For a full lineup, check the event's Facebook page.

Hayden James
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

RHYE + Diplo
Time: 11 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

experimental

Rhizome DC "Home Times" Concerts: Joshua Hoffman, Layne Garrett and Nate Scheible, Antonia and Luke Stewart
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

pop

MTV Unplugged at Home: Alessia Cara
Time: 12 p.m. ET
YouTube / Instagram / Twitter

Katelyn Tarver and Hot Chelle Rae
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

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

country / americana

Ashley McBryde
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Tucker Beathard
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram / Facebook

Lainey Wilson
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Cory Marks
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

George Ducas
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

a cappella

Straight No Chaser
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

April 4

CLASSICAL

The Violin Channel Presents (all times ET)
1 p.m. Violinist Min-Jeong Koh
3 p.m. Violinist Tomas Cotik
5 p.m. Violinist Marc Bouchkov
Link: The Violin Channel

Jazz

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

Vijay Iyer
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

American Pianists Awards Jazz @ Home: Sullivan Fortner and Aaron Parks
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

multi-genre

World Cafe and Royal Mountain "World Tour:" Bartees Strange, Sam Roberts
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

UnCancelled Music Festival: Waxahatchee, Snail Mail, Lauren Jenkins, Josh Radnor 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

Light Hustle - All The World's A Stage: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Scorzayzee, Natalie Duncan and more
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Americana / Country

Brent Cobb
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Michael McDermott / The Westies
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Stage It

Cordovas
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

folk

Luke De Sciscio
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

rock

Low Cut Connie
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Jimmy Buffett
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: MargaritavilleTV

Disq
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Children's Music / Family

No Nap Family Happy Hour: Taylor Muse of Quiet Company
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

April 5

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