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Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch: Week of March 8

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It's shaping up to be a big week for the ARMY! The Recording Academy announced on Sunday (March 7) that K-pop superstars BTS would be among the 22 acts performing at the 2021 Grammy Awards on March 14.

But ahead of their debut on the Grammys stage, BTS is participating in MusiCares' Music on a Mission event on March 12, alongside artists including John Legend and H.E.R. The event will benefit music industry employees impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking of music's biggest night, Haim, Brittany Howard and Chika will be performing during Pandora's pre-Grammys event on March 11.

For more details on these and other livestreaming events the week of March 8-14, see the list below. We'll update this roundup as more virtual events are announced.


March 8: Thirteen up-and-coming female artists from around the world are participating in Women’s Day 24H Mix, a 24-hour livestream on BandsinTown’s Twitch channel.

March 9: Patti Smith is performing a special concert as part of NY PopsUp at the Brooklyn Museum. Her performance, which will include poetry and music, is a thank you for the museum's workers. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. ET and can be streamed via NY PopsUp's Instagram.

March 10: Josh Turner is performing his first virtual show, which will include a limited, socially distanced audience, from Nashville’s Ole Red. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET on SessionsLive.com; tickets start at $14.99. 

March 11: Haim, Brittany Howard and Chika are performing for Pandora’s Live Countdown to the Grammy Awards event. The free show begins at 9 p.m. ET; RSVP here

D Smoke, Freddie Gibbs, and Free Nationals are celebrating ahead of the Grammys with a 90-minute virtual concert streamed live from The Wiltern. The show begins at 9 p.m. ET on Amazon Music's Twitch channel.

311 is performing a live show from Los Angeles' Hive Studios. They band will play their hit 1997 album, Transistor, which includes the title track, "Prisoner," and "Beautiful Disaster." The preshow begins at 8 p.m. ET, with the performance kicking off an hour later; tickets start at $20.

Royce 5'9" is performing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with his set including music from his old and new records. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and streams via Yoop; the afterparty begins at 9 p.m. ET. Tickets start at $21.99.

Quinn XCII will live-stream his sold-out show at the OC Drive-In at 10:00 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT for free. The gig is in celebration of his new album Change of Scenery II. Tune in here.

Nathaniel Rateliff is hosting a Q&A and performing an intimate set from his home studio. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. ET; subscribe to BandsInTown Plus to stream.

Grouplove is performing a show for Moment House’s “This Is This Moment” series, which will include a live Q&A, as well as songs new and old. The show begins at 9 p.m. ET; tickets are $9/month for a subscription.

March 12: MusiCares’ Music on a Mission event boasts a star-studded lineup that includes K-pop superstars BTS, as well as John Legend, H.E.R., and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets start at $25. All of the money from ticket sales will support MusiCares’ efforts to help those in the music industry impacted by the pandemic.

Rufus Wainwright is performing the second part of his "Rufus Retro-Wainwright-Spective: Unfollow the Rules," with actor Paul Rudd slated as the special guest. The show begins at 5 p.m. ET; advance tickets start at $20.

Reba McEntire will premiere her All The Women I Am concert special exclusively on YouTube. Filmed in 2011 at the Cajundome in Layfayette, La., the recording features performances of Reba’s greatest hits including “Is There Life Out There” and “Turn On The Radio." The special will premiere at 7:30 p.m. CT and Reba will celebrate with fans through a chat on her YouTube channel here.

March 13: Aloe Blacc is performing live from Los Angeles with his band. The set will include songs from his new album, All Love Everything, as well as past favorites. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. ET; a subscription to BandsInTown Plus is required to stream.

Pete Yorn is delivering an acoustic performance of Back and Forth in its entirety. He'll also be doing pre- and post-show Q&As. The show begins at 6 p.m. ET; tickets start at $15.

Dead Poet Society are celebrating the release of their debut album, -!-, with a livestream show. The set begins at 3 p.m. ET; tickets start at $10.

We Banjo 3 are performing live on stage from the Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin for this livestreamed show, their first performance since the pandemic. The show begins at 5 p.m. ET; tickets start at $20.

BTS Joins MusiCares 'Music on a Mission' Event | Billboard News