We’re halfway through June, which means the summer concert schedule is heating up, even if it doesn’t look quite like we planned. Most live events and large gatherings remain in hold throughout the country due to the coronavirus crisis, leading artists to continue the trend of livestreaming shows to connect with fans.
With music venues still shut down from coast to coast, here’s your guide to the best live-streamed music content right now, for the week of June 15. As additional events are announced for the week, we’ll add them to this list.
Check out the list of shows and musical events to stream from the comfort of your home this week below.
June 17: Nashville’s Keep the Music Playing concert for the Music Health Alliance will begin streaming at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT at AcmeRadioLive.com. Headliners for the benefit include Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Keb Mo, Roseanne Cash, John Oates and more.
June 18: Katy Perry and The Black Eyed Peas will co-headline Rock the Vote’s virtual Democracy Summer concert. Streaming live on democracysummer.org at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, the concert will also feature performances by the likes of Ne-Yo, Big Freedia, Lucy Hale, Amara La Negra, Saweetie, Sklyar Astin, Max, Leslie Grace, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and more. Former Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Cory Booker and former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro will also make special appearances during the show.
Entertainers 4 Education Alliance and the I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program are putting on a virtual graduation celebration from 12:00-2:00 p.m. EST on the latter’s YouTube channel. The event will be hosted by actor and comedian Mr. Commodore and Grammy Award hip-hop artist Fatman Scoop, commencement speeches by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Wes Moore the Executive Director of the Robinhood Foundation. In addition, the virtual graduation will feature appearances by Power 105.1 fm Breakfast Club hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God and Island Def Jam recording artist Jufu. Music will be provided by Grammy Award nominee/producer DJ Webstar (Chicken Noodle Soup) and FUBU Radio host DJ Loyal. The celebration for New York City high school students is in partnership with Brooklyn North-South NYCDOE Borough Office for over 20,000 students who won’t be able to gather normally due to COVID-19.
MAJOR, Erica Campbell and more will perform as part of the Inspired Together #forStJude event. The two-hour livestream begins at 6 p.m. ET, and can be viewed on St. Jude’s Facebook page.
June 19: Live Nation Urban and LiveXLive Media, Inc. have teamed up with Color of Change for a 90-minute event, dubbed the Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special, which will air at 8:00 p.m. EST. The event will commemorate African American freedom and celebrate the unifying language of music streamed across LiveXLive digital platforms. The event will be hosted by Charlamagne Tha God with correspondent Gia Peppers. Performers include Justine Skye, Jonathan McReynolds, Mick Jenkins, Joy Oladokun, Common featuring Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, Fantastic Negrito and discussions with Trae Tha Truth, Vic Mensa, Lion Babe, TI, Mereba, Leon Bridges and more.
Cypress Hill is performing in L.A., with the set viewable for free on the MelodyVR app. “When we were approached to perform for our fans again, we jumped on it. We definitely wanted to give them a unique experience with this intimate show,” the legendary hip-hop group said in a statement. “Partnering with MelodyVR for Live from L.A. allowed us to do just that.” The set begins at 9 p.m. EST, and will be available on demand beginning June 25.
June 20: T-Pain, 2 Chainz and Brandi Carlile are among the artists taking part in Small Business Live, a virtual music event focused on helping minority-owned small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Each act is set to perform on location at a small business of their choice, with proceeds from the online benefit going to the Accion Opportunity Fund. The show begins streaming at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, and fans can find out where to watch by visiting SmallBusiness.Live.
Papa Roach will perform their 2000 sophomore album, Infest, in its entirety for the band’s second “INFEST IN-Studio” livestreaming event. The concert will also feature exclusive discussions of the band talking about the album’s origins from inside their Sacramento-based studio, and will begin streaming at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.