Coronavirus: Stay entertained with these live streams and virtual concerts

Coronavirus - Upcoming Livestreams and virtual concerts

You may not be able to go to concerts because of the coronavirus pandemic, but being shut inside the home is not a total loss. Entertainers are ready to bring the shows to you.

Charlie Puth and John Legend have already streamed shows to fans this week. Here is a sampling of music to keep you entertained over the next three days, a diversion that may allow more people to cope with the reality of quarantines and lockdowns.

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Wednesday: Diplo is staying home and is live-streaming a 90-minute DJ sets disc jockey set from his living room. Americana Highways will be streaming 30-minute sets beginning at 7 p.m. EDT. Wednesday’s lineup includes Jeremiah Johnson, Jeff Crosby, Libby Koch and Lynne Hanson on Facebook. Landon Elliott and Rhett Miller will stream music through Stage It. Elliott begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT, while Miller hits the virtual stage at 9 p.m. For Jazz enthusiasts, Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner will perform on Facebook and Instagram beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.

Thursday: Miley Cyrus will continue to host an hourlong live stream on Instagram daily at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Billboard reported. Eric Slick will begin playing at the informative time of 4:11 p.m EDT on Instagram, while Indigo Girls will perform a livestream concert and question-and-answer session on Facebook Live beginning at 6 p.m. EDT. Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby will perform on Instagram starting at 9 p.m. EDT. Americana Highways’ 30-minute sessions will feature Nathan Bell, Nathan Kalish, Aloud and Janiva Magness, beginning at 7 p.m. on Facebook. Lovers of classical music can watch the Metropolitan Opera: stream Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” beginning at 7:30 through the Met Opera link. Earlier in the day, the Vienna State Opera will perform “Falstaff” at 1 and 3 p.m. EDT via Wiener Staatsoper; at 2 p.m. EDT. the Malmö Symphony Orchestra with Robert Trevino will perform through Malmö Live. Kelsea Ballerini will host an album countdown live stream at 10 p.m. EDT.

Friday: Rock music fans can enjoy Ben Gibbard: Live from Home on both YouTube and Facebook beginning at 7 p.m. EDT. Ron Gallo + Chickpee will follow at 8 p.m. on Instagram. Americana Highways’ daily lineup will include D.B. Rouse, Zach Aaron and Chris Moyse on Facebook beginning at 8 p.m. EDT. Stage It will feature Anne Heaton, Mary Bragg, Becky Warren, and Mark Erelli in a “Shut In & Sing” performance beginning at 8 p.m. Electronic pop will take center stage during the Ultra Virtual Audio Festival on SiriusXM beginning at 5 p.m. EDT. Performers include Major Lazer, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix and Above and Beyond. Classical music will have a heavy presence, with the Metropolitan Opera performing Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment” at 7:390 p.m. EDT at Met Opera. The Jacksonville Symphony performs “Give My Regards to Broadway” beginning at 8 p.m. EDT from its website. Also, the Vienna State Opera will perform “Tosca” at 1 and 3 p.m. EDT from the Wiener Staatsoper link.

Miley Cyrus will have a live stream on Thursday afternoon.
Miley Cyrus will have a live stream on Thursday afternoon. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)