A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

Updated on April 6 at 2:50 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.

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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

Wynton Marsalis: Skain's Domain, An Intimate Weekly Conversation
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Zoom or Facebook
Wynton Marsalis will reflect on his father, Ellis Marsalis, his life and legacy with Terence Blanchard, Clarence Penn, Peter Martin, and Joey Alexander.

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

R&B / soul

Chicano Batman
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

americana

Rhett Miller
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Link: Stage It

pop

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

U.S. Girls
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Link: YouTube

Jordan Fisher
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

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

Arizona Gives Day: Joey Burns of Calexico, Tinsley Ellis, Sera Cahoone and Johnny A.
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Link: Rialto Theater / YouTube

UnCancelled Music Festival: Grace Weber, Peter Cottontale, Jessica Childress, Dudley Music 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

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

Specialist Subject presents: Mirah, Thin Lips, Gladie, Cheekface, more
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Link: Instagram

country / Americana

Travis Denning
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Link: Facebook

Caylee Hammack and Ashley McBryde
Time: 6 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

ROCK

Nether Meant Festival: American Football, Anamanaguchi, Skylar Spence, Baths, more
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Link: Minecraft

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

Folk

Nadia Reid
Time: 6 a.m. ET
Link: Zoom

children's music

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

April 18

multi-genre

One World: Together At Home: Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Lizzo and more
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Link: ABC, NBC, CBS, iHeartMedia
For more details, check Global Citizen's website.

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