Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis: Week of July 13

Liam Payne
Jason Hetherington

Liam Payne

If the heat of July has you wanting to park yourself in front of the AC and veg out, you're not alone -- and there's plenty to keep you entertained at home as musicians get ready for their livestream sets this week.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around in the United States, leading to a slowing of re-openings -- and in some cases, renewed shutdowns -- musicians are continuing to connect with their fans from a safe distance via livestream performances.

Below, check out the livestreams you can enjoy from your couch this week. We'll update this list as more events are announced.


July 13: The "CMA Best of Fest" will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC. Luke Bryan will host the three-hour live concert event, which will feature 25 memorable televised performances from the last 16 years of "CMA Fest," which was postponed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The special will also include a new performance by Bryan and special guest Darius Rucker.

July 14: Rainbow Kitten Surprise will host a ticketed livestream and interactive event on what would have been the second of two sold-out nights at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Quin XCII will celebrate the release of his new album, A Letter To My Younger Self, with a livestreamed show. The "A Letter To My Younger Self Live Stream Concert" will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on LiveNation.com.

July 15: John Craigie will perform at 7 p.m. PT to support the Alberta Rose Theater during COVID-19. Get more information here.

Camila Cabello will perform an intimate acoustic session at 5:00 p.m. ET as part of Mastercard's Digital Priceless Experiences. Tune in to the livestream on Mastercard’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram pages.

Johnny Thunder will be holding his annual birthday bash here at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Judah and the Lion are doing their first livestream show since quarantine began. Tickets for the 8 p.m. ET show are $20, and a portion of the proceeds benefiting Crew Nation, MusiCares and the United Way. Streaming information will be emailed after tickets are purchased.

July 16: The Better Noise Music Festival airs 6 p.m. ET on YouTube and Facebook and features new and classic performances from Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Awolnation, Cory Marks, Dirty Heads, The Hu, Bad Wolves, Escape The Fate and more. The event raises funds for the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation.

James Bay will return to the stage in London to perform a 45 minute live set -- which will be streamed worldwide for fans today in support of the Save Our Venues campaign -- at 4:00 p.m. ET. The stream will be broadcast on James Bay’s official YouTube channel and will be open to everyone, unticketed with optional donations. After the live performance, the video will be accessible to watch back from his YouTube channel going forward, though the ability to donate will close on Monday (July 20).

Taylor Nation is hosting a listening party for Taylor Swift's album Lover at 9:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. CT here.

Caitlyn Smith will begin the first of three weekly performance livestreams tonight, playing Side A of her album Supernova at 7:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. CT via YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Caitlyn will continue Supernova Live next Thursday, July 23, playing Side B of the album, and she will take fan requests on Thursday, July 30. The livestream series is supported by Crosley, who have partnered with Caitlyn to give away a Crosley record player and autographed copies of both Supernova and Starfire (enter to win here). Tune in to the series here.

The Dears' Murray Lightburn will treat fans to a solo acoustic performance via NPR Live Sessions today at 4:00 p.m. ET here.

Karen Waldrup will be hosting a full band concert at 8 p.m. ET to benefit Mission of Hope Haiti. Buy tickets here.

July 17: Liam Payne's The LP Show debuts on Veeps. Tickets are "pay what you want," but begin at $10, and benefits The Trussell Trust.  The live stage performance will be fully produced, and will feature a live band. "In an attempt to recreate as much of the live experience as possible, using a series of special effects and features, Liam will be uniquely equipped to interact with his audience during the show," noted the press release. The show begins at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Reba McEntire is set to re-launch her Reba: Live special exclusively on YouTube. Filmed in 1994 at the Omaha Civic Center, the hour-long special includes twelve performances. The special will premiere at 7:00 p.m. CT and Reba will celebrate with fans through a chat on her YouTube channel HERE.

Hennessey will be hosting a We Will Not Be Lovers record release show at 7:30 p.m. ET. Buy tickets here.

Hulu and the Freestyle Love Supreme crew are teaming up for an opening night Twitter watch party at 7 p.m. ET. Lin-Manuel Miranda responded to the announcement, writing, "7ET tomorrow? 7ET it is. Make 'em ups!"

July 18: Bush is livestreaming a show from Los Angeles to promote their new album, The Kingdom. Fifty cents from every album sold during the livestream will be donated to voting registration nonprofit When We All Vote. The concert will stream on the band's website, and begins at 9 pm. ET.

Wellevation will be hosting an Embodiment livestream at 1 p.m. ET. Embodiment is a unique sensory method for changing your state through energetic clearing and intuitive connection. The powerful practice takes notes from Kundalini yoga, Pranayama, EFT “Tapping”, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Clinical Hypnotherapy and Reiki. Buy tickets here.

Harrison Storm will be hosting a livestream on veeps in place of his 2020 tour. Buy tickets here.

July 19: Starting July 19 and through July 21 on their YouTube channel, the R.E.M. documentary A Stirling Performance will stream online for the first time ever. The footage captures the band's three sold-out performances at Stirling Castle, Scotland in 1999.

Empty Pockets will host Rockin' River Revival presented by 95.9 The River. The event will feature a virtual afternoon of live music including your classic favorites and River Rock & Roll inspired originals. It all starts at 5 p.m. ET. Buy tickets here.

July 20: Eck's Men will host a livestream at 7:30 p.m. ET. Buy tickets here.

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