A Roundup of Nashville Musicians' Livestream Concerts [Updated]

Between sets at a house show — this could be you and your roommates tonight! But seated further apart.

With tours canceled and venues shuttered temporarily as we attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19, musicians are doing their best to adapt. In addition to providing ways to buy albums and other merch (available online through local record stores, too), many have also organized one-time livestream events or recurring streams from their homes or home studios. Some are accepting tips to help offset their own costs from lost work, and others are collecting funds for other causes.

Below, we'll keep a running list of streams organized by local folks that we'll update as often as possible. Keep an eye on your favorite musician's social media — opportunities to catch a show from the comfort of home while helping them out with a few dollars sometimes come up quickly.


A couple of quick links:

Billboard has assembled

a running list of organizations offering assistance to musicians. Included are national-level nonprofits like The Recording Academy's

MusiCares

and the Nashville-based

Music Health Alliance

, as well as organizations listed by state, including the

American Federation of Musicians

union local 257. If you need assistance or would like information on how to donate, click through for more details.

Also, we've been keeping a running list of local venues that have established community funds for displaced staffers and business expenses. And if you want to tip a local service industry worker as you drink at home, the serviceindustry.tips platform has you covered with a way to tip an individual at random via their online pay app of choice — here's the Nashville tip link.


Ongoing


By Date

  • March 18, 6 p.m.: Rocker Kelly Hoppenjans is set to go live on Twitch. Donations accepted for the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's tornado relief fund.
  • March 18, 7 p.m.: Emma Swift and Robyn Hitchcock will perform on StageIt. Proceeds will benefit folks left out of work by the tornado and COVID-19.
  • March 18, 7:30 p.m.: Stick around on StageIt, because expert songsmith Kevin Gordon is set to perform.

  • March 19, 6 p.m.: The Luck Reunion, the annual party at Willie Nelson's ranch held around SXSW, can't happen this year, but Willie & Co. have organized an online event called ’Til Further Notice. See the website for links to stream via Twitch and Facebook Live. It's a free, five-hour event packed with ace musicians including Margo Price, Lucinda Williams, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell and tons more. Per the site, tips will be split evenly among the performers to tend to whatever need they see most pressing, whether it's keeping their band paid or donating to a charity.

  • March 20, 6 p.m.: Banjo aces Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will host a livestream from their home via Facebook Live, called Banjo House Lockdown.
  • March 20, 8 p.m.: Americana songsmith Lindsay Lou will stream live via Facebook and Instagram.

  • March 22, 2 p.m.: Singer-songwriter Kyshona's vocal trio (including Maureen Murphy and Nickie Conley) will perform on multiple platforms — see the Facebook event page for details.
  • March 22, 3 p.m.: Songsmith extraordinaire Kathy Mattea is set to play on Facebook Live.
  • March 22, 7 p.m.: Extraordinary R&B singer Jason Eskridge is set to keep his Sunday Night Soul series at The 5 Spot kicking, from a safe distance. See the Facebook event for details.

  • March 26, 3:11 p.m.: Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Natalie Prass, his own solo records, instigator of this pretty great Blink-182 cover) will perform "The 3:11 Eric Slick Bongo Bonanza." It's part of Ron Gallo's Really Nice Fest, but it'll be on Slick's own Instagram account.
  • March 26, 5 p.m.: Brooklyn label Exploding in Sound, home to a few local groups, is hosting an online festival featuring 10-minute sets from many of its artists via Instagram Live. A couple of locals to watch for: Shell of a Shell is set to play at 5:30 p.m., and Pile (great transplants from Boston) are on at 6:30. The last set of the fest (St. Louis' Shady Bug) is scheduled to start at 8:10 p.m., but other artists may be added.
  • March 26, 7 p.m.: Songsmiths Georgia English (co-founder of Girls Write Nashville) and Kaston Guffey will perform via Facebook.
  • March 26, 7 p.m.: Songsmith Eef Barzelay's Scott Avett-produced LP Forever Just Beyond is out March 27, and he'll host a vinyl listening party (with a few performances peppered in) on Facebook.
  • March 26, 8 p.m.: Glam-schooled outfit The Blam Blams' Special Fuck Tornadoes and Coronavirus Livestream is set to happen on Twitch — keep an eye on the Facebook event page for the link.

  • March 28, noon: COVID-fest, featuring Zach & Maggie, Scott Mulvahill and many more will stream on a variety of services. See the website and Facebook profile for updates.
  • March 28, 7 p.m.: Molly Tuttle and Ketch Secor will perform on a platform TBD.
  • March 28, 9 p.m.: Erin Rae will play a show she's calling Streaming My Streams With You on Instagram Live.
  • March 28, 8 p.m.: Roots rockers Cordovas will perform via Facebook.

  • March 31, 5 p.m.: Rising country champs Caylee Hammack and Tenille Townes will perform together via Hammack's Facebook and Instagram profiles.
  • March 31, 5:30 p.m.: Liza Anne will participate in a Q&A via Instagram.

  • April 3, noon: Soccer Mommy will perform as part of French blog La Blogotheque's Stay Away Show series on Instagram.
  • April 3, 2 p.m.: Charlie Worsham will perform on Martin Guitar's Facebook page as part of the company's ongoing Jam In Place series.
  • April 3, 7 p.m.: Rick Maguire, leader of the much-loved rock band Pile (recently transplanted from Boston) will perform via Facebook.
  • April 3, 8 p.m.: Scene contributing editor Jack Silverman will play a set of solo guitar on Facebook as part of the Virtual Festival. See the Facebook event page for more details.

  • April 4, 6 p.m.: Multifarious pop maestro Nicole Atkins will perform via Facebook and Instagram. To get the link to watch the show, donate via Venmo and leave your handle. Donations will go to her bandmates who are stuck at home; see Atkins' Facebook post for details.
  • April 4, 7 p.m.: Country musician Ray Fulcher will perform on Instagram Live as part of Exit/In's Stay/In streaming series.
  • April 4, 8 p.m.: Bluegrass ace Billy Strings will perform via nugs.net as part of the Live From Out There concert series for Sweet Relief's COVID-19 relief fund.

  • April 5, 2 p.m.: Soul-schooled ace songsmith Kyshona will perform via Facebook.
  • April 5, 6 p.m.: Roots songwriter Jess Jocoy performs live via the Facebook and Instagram profiles of country-centric blog The Boot.

  • April 9, 6 p.m.: Songsmith Liz Longley will perform via YouTube right here on the Scene website.
  • April 9, 8 p.m.: Cordovas will perform live on Facebook and Instagram.

  • April 10, 7 p.m.: Pop songsmith Myles Castello will perform on Instagram Live as part of Exit/In's Stay/In streaming series.
  • April 10, 7 p.m.: Rick Maguire from the rock band Pile will perform a solo piano set via Facebook.
  • April 10, 8 p.m.: Joey Kneiser (songsmith, Glossary frontman, filmmaker) will play a solo set via Facebook.
  • April 10, 8 p.m.: A special presentation of previously recorded, never-before-shown footage of bluegrass ace Billy Strings (with a guest appearance from fiddle hero Michael Cleveland) will stream via nugs.net on YouTube.

  • April 11, 6 p.m.: The People Supporting Artists telethon for MusiCares' COVID-19 relief fund, featuring performances by Rosanne Cash, Kelsey Waldon, Erin Rae, Chuck Mead and tons more, will stream via the PSA website.
  • April 11, 6 p.m.: Nicole Atkins' Alone We're All Together series will feature appearances from Lilly Hiatt, Erika Wennerstrom and Oliver Wood. See Atkins' Facebook post for information on how to donate and get access to the stream.
  • April 11, 8 p.m.: Cordovas will perform on Facebook and Instagram.

  • April 16, 5 p.m.: Shell of a Shell and many more will perform as part of Exploding In Sound Records' Home Alone 2 stream on Instagram.
  • April 16, 6 p.m.: Liza Anne will perform as part of the Scene's No-Contact Shows livestream series.
  • April 16, 7 p.m.: Erin Rae, Amy Bishop, Pam Tillis & David Ramirez will perform for Shut In and Sing via StageIt.
  • April 17, 11 a.m.: Amythyst Kiah will perform on Martin Guitar's Facebook page as part of the company's ongoing Jam In Place series.
  • April 17, 1 p.m.: Third Man Records co-owner Ben Blackwell will perform a DJ set via Discogs' Facebook page.
  • April 17, 7 p.m.: Bre Kennedy will perform via Exit/In's Instagram as part of the venue's Stay/In series.
  • April 17, 7 p.m.: Brandy Clark, Oh Boy Records' newest signee Tre Burt, Adam Chaffins and Fantastic Negrito will perform in a special AmericanaFest-curated edition of Shut In and Sing on StageIt.

  • April 21, 11 a.m.: Courtney Marie Andrews will perform on Martin Guitar's Facebook page as part of the company's ongoing Jam In Place series.


    April 22, 2 p.m.: Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiyah, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell) will perform for Shut In and Sing
    via StageIt.

  • April 22, 6 p.m.: Brandy Clark will perform the latest in her series You Can't Come Over But You Can Come In on Instagram, with a guest appearance from Lindsay Ell.
  • April 22, 6 p.m.: Kalie Shorr will perform via Instagram as part of 117 Entertainment's Hangin' at Home livestream series.

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