The week of May 25 may be a short one thanks to Memorial Day weekend, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of livestreaming concerts and events this week. While various parts of the country are beginning to open up again just in time for the holiday weekend, artists are still staying busy providing entertainment for those sheltering in place during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Among them for the week of May 25-31 are the Dropkick Murphys and The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, who will be doing a socially distant performance, with the band at an empty Fenway Park, while the rocker joins in from a remote location on Thursday (May 29). Other shows include a benefit set featuring Jason Mraz and Goo Goo Dolls, among others,; Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks and others banding together for an event focusing on teen mental wellness; and many more.
As additional livestreaming events are announced for the week, we’ll add them to this list.
May 25: Jason Mraz, Goo Goo Dolls, Andy Grammer, The Head and the Heart, Caroline Jones, The Revivalists and more acts are set to perform during the Save the Children music festival hosted on YouTube from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET. Donations raised during the live stream benefit Save the Children, the humanitarian aid organization for children that’s delivering life-saving supplies, information and care to families and healthcare workers.
The inaugural Virtual APRA Music Awards will feature performances from the likes of John Butler and Mama Kin, Kira Puru and Mo’Ju, Nikka Costa and Justin Stanley, The Dawn of MAY, and William Crighton. Hip-hop star Briggs will host. The Virtual Red Carpet kicks off 6:30 pm AEST (4.30 a.m. ET) and the #VAPRAs broadcast commences at 7:00 p.m. AEST (5 a.m. ET). Stream at hyvio.com/apraawards.
May 26: The seventh annual Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind concert benefitting the Georgia Music Foundation will air at 8 p.m., hosted by the Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and singer/songwriter Brett Cobb. Among the artists performing are Amy Grant, Chuck LEavell, Katie Pruitt, John Berry, The War & Treaty, Jontavious Willis, Tony Arata, Kalen & Aslyn, Adam Wright, Channing Wilson, John Driskell Hopkins, Caroline Aiken, Rutha Harris, Kim Michael Polote and Dark Water. Fans can watch at Facebook/georgiamusic.
A Q&A featuring Terrence Blanchard discussing the documentary film Up From the Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music will begin at 9:00 p.m. EST on Eventive. Michael Murphy, the film’s producer, and Ben Jaffe, creative director of Preservation Hall, will also be on hand to answer questions.
May 27: Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Osbourne, Laurie Hernandez and more are set to participate in Stronger Than You Think, a three-day livestream event which will address teen mental wellness. It kicks off each day at 5:00 p.m. EST, ending at 10:00 p.m. EST, and will be available on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitch.
May 28: Questlove will host a virtual dinner party called “Questlove’s Potluck” for his famous friends on Food Network. Patti LaBelle, Olivia Wilde, Kenan Thompson and more will be cooking and making some of their favorite dishes and drinks from their home kitchens. The virtual dinner will benefit America’s Food Fund. It airs at 10 p.m. ET on Food Network.
May 29: The Dropkick Murphys are performing from an empty Fenway Park, with pal Bruce Springsteen joining them remotely. The band and The Boss will be doing a double play — two songs — one from each musical act. The livestream will be available on the Dropkick Murphy’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages, and begins at 6:00 p.m. EST.
May 30: David Guetta will do a livestream performance in New York benefiting the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Feeding America, the World Health Organization, and Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France. It will begin after the 7:00 p.m. EST clap front the city’s front-line workers, and can be streamed via his Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, TikTok, Instagram and VK channels.
The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers, Dave Matthews and many more will be performing for the Banding Together: A Concert for the Colorado Music Relief Fund. Proceeds will help Colorado music industry workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The livestream begins at 8:00 p.m. EST and will be broadcast locally on CBS.