Live stream Virtual Gig List: Dropkick Murphys, Ben Gibbard, Christine and the Queens, Patti Smith, and more

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In this unprecedented public health emergency, concerts of all sizes have been cancelled or postponed around the world. Minnesota musicians are among those connecting with audiences online as artists and fans practice the social distance required to slow the spread of COVID-19. It’s a scary time, but as in other tough times, people are turning to musicians and other artists to lend comfort and inspiration.

If you’re an artist planning a virtual gig online, or if you’re a fan aware of an upcoming performance, please use this form to let us know! We’re especially on the lookout for Minnesota artists’ virtual shows, but are happy to include any artist of interest to The Current’s audience. All times below are CDT.

Michael Franti: TBD from San Francisco on Facebook

Christine and the Queens: 12 p.m. on Instagram

Patti Smith: 1 p.m. on Instagram

Lissie: 1 p.m. on Instagram

John Legend: 3 p.m. on Instagram

Frank Turner: 3:30 p.m. from England on Instagram

Dropkick Murphys: 6 p.m. from Boston on

Ben Gibbard: 6 p.m. on YouTube

Juniper Douglas: 8 p.m. on Instagram

Lydia Liza: 8 p.m., reading a movie script from Minneapolis on Instagram

Eli Gardiner: 8 p.m. from Marquette, Michigan on Facebook