Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of Sept. 21
Fall is getting off to a hot start when it comes to livestream events. The first week of autumn offers plenty of musical events to keep you rockin’ on your couch. Among those are notable festivals such as Bonnaroo’s Virtual Roo-Ality and Fair Aid 2020; Hip-Hop 4 Peace featuring Chuck D and KRS One, as well as sets from Charlie Puth, Lamb of God, and many more.
Many artists and festivals are continuing to take their shows online, as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to rage. While not all artists and festivals are offering new performances in upcoming livestreams, some — including Virtual Roo-Ality — are featuring rare or iconic performances from past events.
Below is a list of the livestream concerts for the week of Sept. 21. We’ll continue to update the list as new events are announced.
Sept. 21: The Hip-Hop 4 Peace livestream is commemorating the U.N.’s International Day of Peace. Chuck D, KRS One, Rakim and more hip-hop artists from around the world will participate. The event begins at 7 p.m. ET, and streams on the Universal Hip Hop Museum’s YouTube channel.
Sept. 22: Reggaeton star Sech will perform for the third event in Pandora’s Live El Pulso series. “I respect and admire all those who worked to make this virtual concert performance a reality, especially during these difficult times,” Sech said of his participation. “I’m proud to be able to tell my story and share my music with fans through this unique and special experience.” The free set begins at 8:45 p.m. ET; RSVP here.
Sept. 24: Tiesto is doing a live performance from Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, during which he’ll be lighting up the venue to show off its amazing rock formations. The virtual dance party begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, with Tiesto’s set beginning at 8 ET, on his Facebook and YouTube pages.
Prince’s New Year’s Eve 1987 benefit concert, which was held at Paisley Park, is streaming on the late artist’s YouTube channel. Ahead of the stream, Maya Rudolph will be hosting a conversation. There will also be streamed afterparty featuring DJ Rashida, D-Nice and more. The event begins at 7 p.m. ET on YouTube.
Thurston Moore is celebrating the release of his new album, By the Fire, with a livestream set. He’ll be joined by My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Googe and percussionist Jem Doulton. The one-hour live set begins at 3 p.m. ET; tickets are $19 via dice.fm.
Charlie Puth will be performing at the first virtual Xfinity Awesome Gig Powered by Pandora. The virtual set begins at 8 p.m. ET; reserve your free ticket here.
Max is celebrating his sophomore album with a set at L.A.’s The Greek Theatre for a livestream performance. “The Colour Vision show Live from The Greek Theatre is going to be the most special live experience we’ve ever put together,” he said in a statement. “A life-size Rubik’s cube, technicolor lighting, tons of musical surprises and a bit of Korean in there. I hope people feel the energy and a sprinkle of magic through their screens.” The event begins at 9 p.m. ET on Amazon Music’s Twitch.
Sept. 24-26: Bonnaroo, which was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be holding its first Virtual Roo-Ality festival. The event will feature new performances and panels, as well as iconic sets from the festival’s archives. The free, three-day event begins streaming at 5:30 p.m. ET each day on Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel.
Sept. 25: Lamb of God performs the entirety of Ashes of the Wake from their hometown Richmond, Va. The set begin at 5 p.m. ET, with a pre-show kicking off an hour earlier featuring a Q&A with the band, as well as a 2014 Whitechapel set. Tickets are $15 (or for a limited time), and limited edition merch/ticket bundles are also available at the band’s website.
Quinn XCII & Chelsea Cutler are hosting a live stream from the Charlotte Drive-In at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Sept. 25-27: The Monterey Jazz Festival goes virtual for its 63rd annual event. Artists will be announced beginning July 21. The festival will stream on YouTube beginning at 8 p.m. ET each day.
Sept. 26: Liam Payne will rewatch Act II of The LP Show, which he first announced back in July, with his fans and answer any of their questions for an official watch party on Veeps at 3 a.m. ET. Proceeds from the show will benefit Payne’s touring crew who’ve lost their jobs due to COVID-related tour cancellations.
Jonas Blue will host a never-before-seen immersive 45-minute DJ set titled Electronic World on Veeps at 9 a.m. ET, but the after party will start on the livestream shortly after his set ends.
Farm Aid 2020 marks its 35th anniversary with an at-home festival featuring performances from Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile and many others. The show will stream for free via FarmAid.org, YouTube, and AXS TV beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
K-pop star Wonho is performing his first live solo show for his solo debut album Love Synonym #1 : Right for Me. The global livestream will feature songs from the mini album, as well as new tunes, cover songs, behind-the-scenes footage and more. The event streams on LiveXLive beginning at 11 p.m. ET; tickets go on sale Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. ET on LiveXLive.com.
Sept. 26-27: Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival will be streaming archival performances by the Pearl Jam frontman, The Strokes, Incubus, Mudhoney, and many others. New sets will be coming from Pluralone, Deaf Charlie, and more. The festival streams for free via Nugs.TV and YouTube, and begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Sept. 27: Scarypoolparty will be doing live virtual sets from L.A.’s The Wiltern at 3 and 9 p.m. ET. There will also be a special VIP set at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets start at $10 via Ticketmaster.
Lotus is playing a two-set show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater for a pay-per-view livestream. There will also be a small number of tickets available for socially distanced in-person attendance. The show begins at 9 p.m. ET. The stream is $19.99 on Nugs.net; in-person tickets go on sale Sept. 22 at noon ET.
Nonprofit GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc. is hosting a free virtual concert with Marlow Rosado at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook and on the website here. Donations will benefit GiGi’s At Home educational and therapeutic programs, helping to break down barriers for individuals with Down syndrome and promoting global acceptance.