Over the last few months, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown our lives into chaos. And it is not over yet. Just this week, Broadway announced that it will not resume shows until 2021. Like many others, musicians and performers cannot play in their usual venues and have been forced to move online.
Here are some of the best livestream concerts leading to the Fourth of July this year.
Wednesday, July 1
Watch songwriter Julia Holter’s 2016 Lucky Barn performance replay on July 1 to support Pickathon’s #AConcertADay fundraiser! She will be accompanied by Corey Fogel on drums, Devin Hoff on bass, and Dina Maccabee on viola and also providing backing vocals. The stream is completely free of cost, but donations are encouraged with proceeds going to MusiCares, a charity that provides help for musicians in need.
CMA Summer Stay-Cay
On July 1, BudweiserUSA Nitro Gold presents the CMA Summer Stay-Cay featuring over 50 of your favorite country artists. This is a summer celebration you don’t want to miss! You can also help support music education programs across the country by donating to the CMA Foundation.
Tonight Eric Benét will host his first episode of “Eric After Dark.” He will be joined by multi-Platinum R&B artist Jon B. Together, they will perform fan-favorite songs as well as participate in a Q&A during the 90-minute live set.
- When: 11 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: Facebook
Thursday, July 2
The Brothers Comatose
Based in San Francisco, The Brothers Comatose is a five-man country and bluegrass band. On July 2, Pickathon is streaming the band’s 2015 Lucky Barn concert. Proceeds will go to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, which helps musicians in need.
Famous English rock band Radiohead will be streaming a replay of their Live in Belfort (1997) concert to help raise awareness for #withme and #stayhome. Thanks to them, we can enjoy this concert for free from the comfort and safety of our own home.
Friday, July 3
Founded in Brooklyn, New York, Lucius is a four-piece indie pop band. Pickathon will be streaming a replay of their 2019 Woods Stage performance on July 3 to raise money for charity and provide support for musicians who are in need as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Zac Brown Band
To kick off the Fourth of July weekend, the Zac Brown Band is holding a livestream show to honor our nation’s heroes. They’ll perform lots of their classic rock and country hits. You can support the livestream by donating to their charity, which supports our nation’s veterans.
Saturday, July 4
The Cactus Blossoms
The Cactus Blossoms has its roots in Minneapolis, where it was created by two brothers, Jack Torrey and Page Burkum. On July 4, Pickathon is streaming the band’s 2013 Workshop Barn performance replay to raise money for charity! Proceeds will go toward MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund to help musicians in need.
Spring Awakening Music Festival (Day 1)
Presented by Corona Electric Beach, the Spring Awakening Music Festival (#SAMF) is going virtual this year with 22 artists confirmed to perform from major national cities, such as Denver, Los Angeles, and Chicago! The money raised will benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund to help musicians in need.
- When: 8 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: LiveXLive
A Capitol Fourth
Presented by PBS, the 40th anniversary of A Capitol Fourth will be streamed online this year, hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, and featuring Patti LaBelle, John Fogerty, The Temptations, and more. The National Symphony Orchestra will perform in the finale with some amazing fireworks to end the night with a bang!
This article features just a few of the livestream concerts this week. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can check out more awesome livestreams on Find LiveStreams!
Additionally, if you’d like to support any particular artists, feel free to submit their livestreams here.