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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).
Democracy Comes Alive festival with Bruce Hornsby; G. Love; Dumpstaphunk; Hiss Golden Messenger; Katie Pruitt; Michael Franti; Trampled by Turtles: 10 a.m. on Democracy Comes Alive
Rhiannon Giddens: 11 a.m. on the Heritage Blues Festival website
Midway Music Festival: Kaina, Amerikken, Marlo, Chantel Massey: noon on Veeps (one of two streams today)
Molly Tuttle: 2:16 p.m. on Eventbrite
Josh Groban: 3 p.m. on Josh Groban's website
Monica LaPlante live from a rooftop beside Fair State Brewing: 4 p.m. with link available via Facebook
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass virtual festival featuring Bonnie Raitt, Ashley Monroe, Carrie Rodriguez, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Amythyst Kiah, Birds of Chicago, Chuck Prophet, Emmylou Harris, Fantastic Negrito, Jim Lauderdale, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi, Shakey Graves, Steve Earle, The War and Treaty, Yola and more: 4 p.m. on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass website, Circle TV, Facebook and Nugs TV
Low Cut Connie: 5 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram
Melissa Etheridge: 5 p.m. on Etheridge TV
Midway Music Festival: Sudan Archives, Kadhja Bonet, Okay Kaya, Madison McFerrin, Manon Voice: 5 p.m. on Veeps (second of two livestreams today)
JD Samson: 6 p.m. on Twitch
Matt Wilson and his Orchestra: 6 p.m. on YouTube
Rhett Miller: 6 p.m. on Stage It
Guitar.com - live virtual jam with Jamey Arent (U.S.), Leigh Fuge (U.K.), Blake Straus (U.S.), Myles Jasnowski (U.S.) and David Henriksson (Sweden): 3:30 p.m. on Guitar.com
Joan Osborne: 7 p.m. on Facebook
José James; Talia: 8 p.m. on LPR TV
Mt. Joy: 7 p.m. on Seated
William Tyler: 8 p.m. on In Live
Brandi Carlile: 9 p.m. on Veeps
The Infamous Stringdusters: 9 p.m. on Luckstream
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