Live stream Virtual Gig List: Rufus Wainwright; The War and Treaty; Sylvan Esso; Blue Ox Festival; Fitz and the Tantrums; Thao Nguyen and more

Rufus Wainwright




During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerts have moved online as artists, venues and other outlets create new ways to re-imagine the live-music experience as social-distancing practices are commonplace. New platforms and ticketed online events have emerged as the music industry continues to innovate during this time.

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

All showtimes listed below are Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Virtual Session: Rufus Wainwright: 9:05 a.m. on The Current's Facebook page and YouTube

The War and Treaty: noon, virtual in-store album-release show, on YouTube

Sylvan Esso: 2 p.m. on YouTube

Low: 3 p.m. on Instagram

Bonnaroo presents Virtual ROO-ality featuring performances from past Bonnoroos by Beastie Boys, Dave Matthews, Jack White, James Brown, Tears For Fears, Metallica, Alabama Shakes, and more plus brand new sets by over 35 artists including Big Gigantic, Billy Strings, Charli XCX, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and more: 4:30 p.m. on YouTube

Melissa Etheridge: 5 p.m. on Etheridge TV

Sylvan Esso (two of two shows today): 5 p.m. on YouTube

Blue Ox Festival - Campout in the Pines featuring Yonder Mountain String Band, The Big Wu, and more : 6 p.m. on

DC Jazz Fest: 6 p.m. on

Philly Music Fest with Japanese Breakfast, The Districts and more: 6 p.m. on Philly Music Fest

Phony Ppl: 7 p.m. on BlueNoteLive

Big Freedia: 8 p.m. on Instagram and Facebook

Doomtree TV: 8 p.m. on YouTube

Fitz and the Tantrums: 8 p.m., Live at Red Rocks, on Nugs TV

Greensky Bluegrass: 8 p.m. on Hy Fi

Rhett Miller: 8 p.m. on Stage It

Warren Dunes: 8 p.m. on Facebook

Deep Sea Diver: 9 p.m. on YouTube

Thao Nguyen of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: 9 p.m. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch

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