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USA | Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis
With venues and bars shut down, here's your guide to the best live-streamed music content right now.
As the nation adjusts to the new reality of life under self-quarantine in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of artists and musical institutions are taking the show online to share some musical joy during these trying times.
With venues and bars on lock down there are plenty of things you can watch from the safety of your couch..
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June 6: Lady Gaga, BTS and Barack Obama are set to give a commencement speech during YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020" virtual commencement. The event will also feature appearances by Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, and more. The schedule will be announced May 17; the event can be streamed on YouTube.
May 24: The annual National Memory Day Concert that traditionally airs from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will switch to a virtual event. Hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, the PBS concert will feature new performances and tributes filmed around the country to honor the military as well as heroes on the frontline of the pandemic crisis. Among those appearing will be Gen. Colin Powell, Cynthia Erivo, Renee Fleming, Trace Adkins, CeCe Winans, Kelli O'Hara, Mary McCormack, the National Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Jackson, Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne and Esai Morales. Starting at 8 p.m. ET, the concert will stream on Facebook, YouTube and on PBS.
May 23: John Butler, Michael Franti, Nahko, Trevor Hall, FINK, Rising Appalachia and more will headline One Earth Live, a two-day transformational online festival from May 23 to May 24 that promotes positivity and explores the solutions and pathways for a brighter future ahead. The international lineup includes other notable musicians, artists, motivational speakers, Indigenous elders, wellness experts, yoga instructors, youth activists and poets. Donations made during the festival will benefit Proof of Impact, a charitable organization providing COVID-19 relief efforts, as well as the artists involved with One Earth Live who are unable to tour because of the pandemic.
From May 23-25, organizers will stream Movement At Home, a virtual edition of Detroit's Movement Music Festival, which usually takes place over Memorial Day weekend. In partnership with Beatport, the three-day live stream will be hosted on Beatport and Paxahau's Twitch channels and broadcasted on Movement's website, Facebook and YouTube channels. Look out for the lineup and programming to be announced soon.
Ten years after they disbanded, legendary Australian rockers Powderfinger will reunite for One Night Lonely, a fundraiser for Support Act and Beyond Blue. The virtual gig starts 7pm AEST (5am ET). For sign-up details, visit Powderfinger.com.
May 21: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Smith, James Taylor, Meghan Trainor and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical's Adrienne Warren are all set to perform for this year's Red Nose Day Special, which begins at 9 p.m. on NBC.
The Overcoats curate The Fight for NYC in collaboration with Amazon Music, an online fundraiser for the Association to Benefit Children. Overcoats, Porches, Margaret Glaspy, Torres, Bailen, Blu de Tiger, Adam Melchor, Mia Gladstone and Samia perform here at 7 p.m. ET.
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