We would love to tell you more about our normally thriving music, theatre, art, cultural and entertainment scenes. Sadly however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many venues are still currently closed. Until they re-open we have picked a few live stream events for you to watch safely from home. Take care and stay safe.
It may not be music but it is a special treat we think is worth sharing. The National Theatre’s #NationalTheatreAtHome delivered some of the best British theatre to YouTube throughout lockdown. It began with James Corden in One Man Two Guvnors on 2nd April and the archive now includes Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and plenty of behind-the-scenes content and interviews. The regular shows have stopped but there is still plenty of video content to enjoy, with more programmes promised.
Rock Gods Metallica have launched a concert series, #MetallicaMondays, which will see the band stream a complete Metallica live show on the group’s YouTube channel and on Facebook every week. They don’t seem to always be Mondays, but either way you can catch a whole load of Metallica concerts on YouTube now…
If you want to hear a soothing voice in these uncertain times, then you should head over to Norah Jones’ Facebook page. Jones is still performing ‘Live from the Living Room’ on a regular basis. The streams are Thursdays at 10pm (BST), though there have been a few more impromptu performances, too.
MTV Video Music Awards
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards 2020 will be broadcast on Sunday 30th September at 8pm ET, live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Artists set to perform include Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
September 25-27: The Monterey Jazz Festival goes virtual for its 63rd annual event. Artists will be announced beginning July 21. The festival will stream on YouTube beginning at 8 p.m. ET each day.
September 18 & 25: Lamb of God performs for the first time the entirety of the band’s latest self-titled release on Sept 18. and Ashes of the Wake Sept. 25, from their hometown Richmond, Va. The sets begin at 5 p.m. ET, with a pre-show kicking off an hour earlier featuring a Q&A with the band, as well as a set from Bleed From Within Sept. 18, and a 2014 Whitechapel set on Sept. 25. Tickets are $15 (or for a limited time, $20 for both the Sept. 18 and 25 shows), and limited edition merch/ticket bundles are also available at the band’s website.
September 12: Hamilton Leithauser will be celebrating his Live! at Cafe Carlyle album with a livestream performance from Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Tickets are on sale here.