Livestream Selections to Check Out This Week (April 6-10)

As we continue to figure out how to navigate this strange, new isolated world, more and more artists are turning to alternative methods for getting their music straight to fans. While concerts, tours and festivals are being suspended or straight-up canceled around the globe, musicians are, in turn, bringing virtual performances to their fans.

We already rounded up a few folks who are bringing all-encompassing quarantine content to your Instagram feed. Here, however, is a more comprehensive calendar for specific livestreams happening on a daily basis. Check this space throughout the week (April 6-12) for new additions, and don’t forget to tip/support the artists you love during this ongoing crisis.

Monday, April 6

The National

When: 5 p.m. ET
Where: The National on YouTube

The National are launching their new weekly “communal event” on Monday evening.

Dashboard Confessional

When: 6 p.m. ET
Where: @dashboardconfessional on Instagram

Emo rock giants Dashboard Confessional are going live on the ‘Gram Monday night for their loyal fans, who can text this number for a reminder before the set.

Broadway’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto & More

When: 8 p.m. ET

Some of Broadway’s finest are gathering (virtually) on Monday evening for a live reading of Terrence McNally’s play Lips Together, Teeth Apart. The famed playwright died on March 24.


When: 8 p.m. ET
Where: @hermusicofficial on Instagram

The R&B singer and guitar whiz will begin her “Girls With Guitar” series on Instagram Monday night.

Jim James

When: 11:35 p.m. ET
Where: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The My Morning Jacket frontman will act as Colbert’s virtual guest on Monday evening.

Tuesday, April 7

The Beths

When: 5 p.m. ET
Where: The Beths on Instagram and YouTube

New Zealand rockers The Beths are putting on a cross-continental live show Tuesday evening (U.S. time) to answer questions and maybe even debut a new song.

Josh Ritter

When: 7 p.m. ET
Where: Josh Ritter on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch

The Americana singer/songwriter will go live again this week with his “Silo Sessions” to mingle with fans and play songs for charity. This week’s theme is picnic, so bring a blanket!

Wednesday, April 8

Ashley McBryde

When: 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Ashley McBryde on Facebook

Join country singer and Grammy nominee Ashley McBryde for a special livestream on Wednesday afternoon.

William Tyler

When: 7 p.m. ET
Where: Duke University’s Duke Arts on Facebook

The composer/guitarist is gearing up to play selections from his stellar 2019 album Goes West and more from his house in Nashville.

Thursday, April 9

Caitlyn Smith

When: 2 p.m. ET
Where: @caitlynsmith on Instagram

Tune in Thursday afternoon to hear the country singer perform on Instagram.

The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy

When: 3 p.m. ET
Where: KEXP

Check out The Decermberists frontman solo on Thursday.

Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby

When: 9 p.m. ET
Where: @waxa_katie on Instagram

Indie singers (and couple) Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield have been going live on Instagram weekly since the coronavirus outbreak began. Join them again Thursday night for “new songs, old songs, cover songs, calls from friends & fans & a little conversation.”

Saturday, April 11

The Head and the Heart

When: Noon E.T.
Where: Human to Human on Facebook

The indie folk lords are one of dozens of acts scheduled to play the live Facebook donation event Human to Human, proceeds from which will go to a number of organizations like MusiCares.

Nether Meant Festival

When: 6 p.m.
Where: Minecraft

Polyvinyl labelmates American Football and Anamanaguchi are co-headlining this virtual concert taking place inside the video game Minecraft. If the idea of a festival inside a video game confuses you, you’re not alone. But it’s happening, folks.


UnCancelled Music Festival

When: Daily
Where: UnCancelled Fest website

This cleverly titled ongoing music event kicked off last week with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Snail Mail and Waxahatchee and continues this week with dozens of new artists like VINCINT, Nick Howard and more.

Staycation Folk Festival

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday at specified set times (available here)
Where: Various Facebook pages (available here)

Evangeline Presents is showcasing a handful of folk artists from their roster, including Amber Cross and Darren Senn, throughout the weekend.