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 June 2 at 6:11 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!


June 2

classical

Metropolitan Opera: Berg's Lulu
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

New York City Ballet: Coppélia
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

pop

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Lido Pimienta
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Country / Americana

Trixie Mattel
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Rock

TAUK
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Phish
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Live Phish / Facebook

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studio: Christine Burke, Laura Cetilia, Lucie Vitkova and more
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch / Experimental Sound Studio

Electronic

Dim Mak Records
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

RAC
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

June 3

Classical

Bergen International Festival: Closing Concert with Oslo Philharmonic and Leif Ove Andsnes
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: FIB

Metropolitan Opera: Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

New York City Ballet: Tribute to George Balanchine (1983)
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

Pop

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Patrick Watson
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

R&B / Soul

Max Frost performs Amy Winehouse's Back to Black
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Country / Americana

Cory Marks
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Scotty McCreery
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Steve Wariner
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Clint Black
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Rock

Dave Matthews Band
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Nugs TV

Bob Weir
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Nugs TV / Facebook

Electronic

AlunaGeorge
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Children's Music

Lincoln Center Concerts for Kids: Mark Mulcahy
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

June 4

Classical

Beth Morrison Projects: Opera of the Week
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Beth Morrison Projects

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's Tosca
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Multi-Genre

Apollo Theater Let's Stay (In) Together: Kool & the Gang, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, Michael McDonald and more
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Apollo Theater

Country / Americana

Scotty McCreery
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Miss Tess and Amanda Anne Platt
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

Folk

Whitney
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Noon Chorus

Mandolin Orange
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

rock

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Marco Benevento
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Noon Chorus

Experimental

Fridman Gallery Solos: Abigail Levine
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Fridman Gallery

pop

Dove Cameron, Christian French, Gia Woods, and Maude Latour
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

June 5

Classical

Lang Lang Foundation Play It Forward: Steven (Ruochong) Cui
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

Metropolitan Opera: Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Theater

Live at Lincoln Center: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Lincoln Center

Max Vernon
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Public Theater

Folk

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

Rock

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

World

Rahim AlHaj, oud
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Experimental

Molly Joyce
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

June 6

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Otello
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Philadelphia Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Steve Martin, Nicola Benedetti,Lang Lang and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Philadelphia Orchestra / Facebook

multi-genre

Dear Class of 2020: Beyoncé, BTS, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and more
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

What the Sound: Liz Longley, Oracle Sisters, Deau Eyes and more
Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. ET
Link: Link Tree
Note: Each performance will take place on the individual artists' Instagram page.

Jazz

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Ghost-Note
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Rock

Ben Folds
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Country / Americana

Saturday Night Opry: Lee Brice, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray and Steve Wariner
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

Gospel

The Legendary Ingramettes
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

June 7

classical

Metropolitan Opera: Massenet's Thaïs
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Jazz

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Theater

Virtual Tony Awards
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Tony Awards / Broadway on Demand

Multi-Genre

What the Sound: Bleeker, Finn Matthews, Cassowary and more
Time: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. ET
Link: Link Tree
Note: Each performance will take place on the individual artists' Instagram page.

Folk

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: CAAMP
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Anna Tivel
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Signature Sounds

Electronic

Claude VonStroke
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

June 8

classical

Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Rock

Waxahatchee plays Cerulean Salt
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Noon Chorus

Experimental

Experimental Sound Studio: Pedro Lopez
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch / Experimental Sound Studio

June 9

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

June 10

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Multi-Genre

All in WA: Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Ben Gibbard and more
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Link: Twitch

Country / Americana

Brandy Clark
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

June 11

Classical

Beth Morrison Projects: Opera of the Week
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Beth Morrison Projects

Metropolitan Opera: Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Country / Americana

Picture Show: A Tribute to John Prine
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

Experimental

Fridman Gallery Solos: C. Lavender
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Fridman Gallery

June 13

Cabaret

Puddles Pity Party
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Link: Veeps

June 14

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Handel's Rodelinda
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Experimental

Bang on a Can Marathon: Rhiannon Giddens, Terry Riley, Roscoe Mitchell, Nico Muhly, Conrad Tao and more
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Bang on a Can

June 15

Classical

The Violin Channel Live
- Violinist Callum Smart: 1 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube / Facebook

Metropolitan Opera: Rossini's Armida
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

Rock

Waxahatchee plays Ivy Tripp
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Noon Chorus

June 16

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Rossini's Semiramide
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

June 17

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

June 18

classical

Beth Morrison Projects: Opera of the Week
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Beth Morrison Projects

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's La Forza del Destino
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

June 19

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Philip Glass's Akhnaten
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

June 20

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Philip Glass's Satyagraha
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

k-pop

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube
Note: KCON has not yet announced a detailed lineup or schedule. Check the festival's website for more details.

June 21

Classical

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's La Traviata
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Link: Met Opera

k-pop

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube
Note: KCON has not yet announced a detailed lineup or schedule. Check the festival's website for more details.

June 22

rock

Waxahatchee plays Out in the Storm
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Noon Chorus

k-pop

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube
Note: KCON has not yet announced a detailed lineup or schedule. Check the festival's website for more details.

June 23

k-pop

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer
Time: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube
Note: KCON has not yet announced a detailed lineup or schedule. Check the festival's website for more details.

June 25

Classical

Beth Morrison Projects: Opera of the Week
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Link: Beth Morrison Projects

June 27

Folk

Bluegrass Pride: Allison de Groot and Patrick M'Gonigle, Jake Blount Front Country, Alice Gerrard and more
Time: 4 - 11 p.m. ET
Link: Bluegrass Pride

June 28

Folk

Bluegrass Pride: Amythyst Kiah, Kimber Ludiker and Avril Smith, Sam Gleaves, Noa Laniakea and more
Time: 4 - 10:30 p.m. ET
Link: Bluegrass Pride

June 29

Rock

Waxahatchee plays Saint Cloud
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Noon Chorus