By Abby Jeffers, News Editor
Even though everyone is stuck at home and live shows have been canceled or postponed, great music is still happening.
Dozens of artists are livestreaming concerts and music festivals – so many that this list is limited to local Ohio events and larger music festivals. Many more individual artists may host streaming events throughout the week. Check out the list below for just a few great ways to watch live-streamed shows from Athens and beyond.
When: Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24
Chicago’s Audiotree hosts live music on their Instagram Monday through Friday, usually beginning at 5 p.m. EST and hosting two or three bands. Their Instagram page features each week’s lineup, so find more information here.
Who: Josh Krajcik
When: Monday, April 20 at 8 p.m. EST
When: Tuesday, April 21 at 6 p.m. EST
Who: Scottie G
When: Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST
Columbus organization COVAID Live has been hosting regular Front Porch Happy Hour live concerts produced by Shaw House Productions every Tuesday and Thursday to benefit the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s COVID-19 relief fund. This Tuesday, join Ohio rapper Scottie G for an hour of hip-hop and R&B music. Find more information here.
When: Wednesday, April 22 at 12 p.m. EST
Who: Cloud City 614
When: Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. EST; Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. EST; Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. EST; Sunday, April 26 at 12 p.m. EST
Join Columbus creative platform Cloud City 614 on Instagram and Facebook every week for virtual programming on Wild Card Wednesday at 8 p.m., Far Out Friday at 8 p.m., City Cast Saturday at 7 p.m. and Soul Sunday at 12 p.m. Find more information here.
Who: Mistar Anderson
When: Thursday, April 23 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST
Who: Season Ten
When: Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. EST
Who: 100 Gecs Presents: Square Garden
When: Friday, April 24 at 6-10 p.m. EST
Where: Minecraft server play.100gecs.com or 100gecs.com
100 gecs will present Square Garden, a Minecraft live music festival benefiting Feeding America and featuring bands like Kero Kero Bonito, Charli XCX, Parry Gripp and Tommy Cash, among others. Find more information here.
Who: DJ Barticus
When: Friday, April 24 at 10 p.m. EST
Who: Block by Blockwest
When: Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. EST
Where: Minecraft server fest.blockbyblockwest.com or blockbyblockwest.com
Bands like Pussy Riot, Citizen, Cherry Glazerr, The Wrecks, Heart Attack Man and more will play a live music festival on Minecraft on Saturday afternoon. The virtual festival will benefit the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Response fund. Join the festival’s Discord server or find more information here.
Who: Friends For Sale, Megan Wren, TBA
When: Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. EST
Athens Live Music & ACRN Present: The Super QuaranSTREAM Series, a three-week live-streamed concert series on Saturday nights. This week’s show will feature Athens alt-rock group Friends For Sale, Ohio independent musician Megan Wren and one more act still to be announced. Find more information here.