Next to Zoom, Instagram has become a place for virtu-IRL social engagement.
This is big!! Swizz Beatz (@therealswizz) and Timbaland (@timbaland), two of music's biggest producers, are bringing some of the biggest names in music - and, we hear, a former first lady - with hip hop battles on Instagram Live called Verzuz. Rumor has it, this is going to be picked up for television!
“Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.”
– Robert Browning
An Die Musik is one of the most awarded independent music venues in the world, founded in a historical row house in Baltimore. Enjoy world-class jazz and classical artists and ensembles in the comfort of your shelter [in place].
You'll be directed to purchase tickets securely via Instant Seats to get instructions on access. "Seats" are $5. Lend your support to the arts and artists. Their livelihood feeds ours.
Founded in 1988 by world-renowned cellist, Yo Yo Ma, during the rise of globalism, the Silkroad music collective is a cultural collaboration that fosters connections rather than differences. Named for the ancient network of trade routes formally established during the Han Dynasty of China essentially connecting East to West, it has expanded from creating and presenting new music that celebrates our differences to teacher and musician training workshops, and residency programs in schools, museums, and communities.
During this time, Silkroad is presenting world-class and grammy-winning musicians performing live on Facebook and Instagram.
Billboard has the most comprehensive list of streaming concerts, music and comedy festivals, some with fundraisers supporting food banks, out of work bartenders, mental health awareness, and more.
Bookmark this link and go to a concert every day:
Miley Cyrus, Garth and Trisha, Eryka Badu, Questlove, Sia, Chelsea Handler, the Frights, Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Billy Joel.... The list goes on! The stars are showing out so you can stay safely in.
The New York Guitar Festival is a thing! Their YOUTUBE channel features unique artists and stylings from blues to rock to country.
Their Red Sofa concert recordings are there on-demand for your streaming pleasure, but starting May 4, the New York Guitar Festival will present daily live performances and appearances at 4PM, Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal kick things off. Donations will benefit MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.