Staying in got you down? Whether you’re a spring breaker who had to cancel your visit, or an Austinite missing local live music experiences during the period of social distancing, be sure to tune in to these live streaming events and concerts by Austin bands and musicians; from Austin, to wherever you may be.
Don't forget to tip the musicians! Look for links to donate on each event and artist's website.
Concerts & Music Events
Kindness is Contagious: A Livestream Fundraiser Event
El Arroyo, The Texas Restaurant Association, Governor Greg Abbott and Robert Earl Keen will present Kindness is Contagious, a livestream fundraiser event taking place on Instagram Live and featuring an appearance by the Governor and music by Robert Earl Keen, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Donations will benefit the TX RESTAURANT RELIEF FUND through the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation
5pm on Instagram Live @elarroyo_atx
Barbarella is throwing a kiki like no other. On Tuesdays, tune in to Glitoris Radio on Spotify for a Tuezgays playlist by acclaimed DJ The Glitoris. Be sure to tip the staff on venmo at barbarella_atx.
Playlist on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/theglitoris
Friday '80s Night
Barbarella is throwing a house party like no other. Their regular Friday '80s Night is coming at ya live via Instagram live streaming! Tune in and watch all the great 1980s music videos that you'd normally catch at Barbs. The Friday night DJ will be pumping out the party from around 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. So, put on your red shoes and dance the blues! Venmo tip jar for staff: Barbarella_atx
9:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. at instagram.com/barbarella_atx
Austin City Limits Live TV
Missing live shows from the iconic Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin? Catch up on the latest tapings from the longest-running music series on American television with the PBS archives of Austin City Limits. Fan-favorite episodes from the recently broadcast Season 45 are available for streaming, in addition to the entire slate of programs from the previous two seasons of the acclaimed concert showcase. Prefer to watch on TV? Check your local PBS listings, visit your local PBS station website or PBS.org for airtimes.
Stream full episodes here: https://www.pbs.org/show/austin-city-limits/
Local Latin rock artist Gina Chavez is streaming live performances every night on her Facebook accounts. Comment with your song requests and be sure to leave a tip during the session via Venmo.
8 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/ginachavezmusic
Austin artists are notoriously adaptable and innovative, and Jackie Venson is no different. The guitarist and blues artist plans to stream a performance from her Facebook account each night, accepting tips though PayPal and offering exclusive content for her Patreon members (just $5 a month).
9:30 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/jackievenson/
Virtual Sound of Our Town
Sun Radio is maintaining a list of local Central Texas artists who are performing live from their homes, as part of their regular Sound of Our Town series. Local artists can submit their streaming shows and listeners can tune in and donate to support each of the musicians and bands.
Find the Schedule Here: http://sunradio.com/virtual-sound-of-our-town/
Live from Indy Terrace by Austin Opera
Join Austin Opera for a new broadcast concert series on Facebook, where you'll see world-class artists performing from the rehearsal hall. The series features performances by artists like Metropolitan Opera Competition winner, soprano Elena Villalón, Austin Opera Principal Coach and pianist, Nyle Matsuoka, and more. If you can't tune in live, be sure to catch recordings on austinopera.org.
Fridays, 3 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/AustinOpera/
DJ Mel’s Living Room Dance Party
Local artist DJ Mel is hosting Facebook Live #LivingRoomDanceParties, using the platform as an opportunity to plug local give-back opportunities for the live music community. Turn down the lights and enjoy a four-hour dance mix every Saturday night.
Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/DJ-Mel-48330349120/
3/17/20 - 3/21/20
Austin Love & Lightstream
This multi-day event will celebrate the Austin music scene in a safe and responsible way, bringing Austin music from historic Scholz Garten into living rooms all around the globe. Viewers can access the live stream for six hours each day, experiencing Austin bands and personalities like Moving Panoramas, Tomar & the FCs and more.
4-10 p.m. at https://blackfret.org/
3/18/20 - 3/21/20
Sun Radio Sessions on Air
If you are missing Sun Radio’s annual SXSW Sessions, fear not! The local, solar-powered radio station will be spinning records from each of the originally scheduled artists, like Shakey Graves, Band of Heathens, Charley Crockett, Suzanna Choffel and more.
1-7 p.m. at http://sunradio.com/ or 100.1 FM from Austin
‘Til Further Notice
Hosted by the team behind Willie Nelson’s annual Luck Reunion, this free, tip-only live stream event will showcase call-in sets filmed live by artists, from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Tune in for a multifaceted event featuring artists like Willie Nelson, Jewel, Lucinda WIlliams, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & many more.
6-11 p.m. at http://luckreunion.com/tilfurthernotice
ACL Stands with Austin
Tune in to 97.1FM, acl-radio.com or acltv.com to see at-home exclusive performances from Lisa Loeb, Hanson, Shakey Graves, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Bob Schneider, The Texas Gentlemen and more. The live radio broadcast and webcast event will raise money for the Austin Community Foundation’s Stand With Austin campaign, supporting the musicians and service industry workers who are hardest hit by the SXSW cancellation and ensuing health crisis.
8 p.m. CST at 97.1FM or acl-radio.com
Until We Sing Again
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar is going virtually live from Austin on March 25 to raise money for their staff. In its first two nights, the livestream show has raised more than $11,000. The nightly series includes live dueling piano shows from each of the four Texas piano bar locations. Viewers can make requests, make birthday shout outs and have living room dance parties with the family-friendly show.
Monday-Friday, 7 p.m at https://untilwesingagain.com/
Virtual Kiki is a queer-antine happy hour and virtual dance party. presented by Lesbian Wedding, Thee Gay Agenda, Y2K Technologies, p1nkstar & DJ GirlFriend ATX. The Virtual Kiki will foster queer connection in Central Texas through a digital dance floor and performance show by beloved local and regional acts like DJ Girlfriend, Calliope Musicals, Vestite and more.
5 p.m. on Zoom: https://www.facebook.com/events/197124591593268/
To help keep you moving and exercising while social distancing, check out our list of locally-owned and operated fitness studios and gyms that are offering streaming classes. Whether you’re looking for high intensity training or just want to raise your heart rate before a good savasana, Austin’s fitness community has you covered. See the list here.
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