Staying in got you down? Whether you’re an out-of-towner waiting until you're next 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.
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center will host its annual Viva México celebration virtually, free of charge and live streamed on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. The celebration will include music and dance performances by local Austin artists, along with hands-on activities for families, a Ballet Folklorico lesson and performance and visual art and poetry reading from artist Diana Molina/Juntos Art Association.
5-8 p.m. at www.vivamexico2020.net
KUTX Presents: 3rd Annual Summer Jam
Summer Jam is moving online in 2020 with a series of live streaming performances and interviews from some of Austin’s hottest performers including Mike Melinoe, J Soulja, Vintage Jay, TEDDYTHELEGACY, and Chief Cleopatra. In addition to watching the live stream at KUTX.org on Sept. 17, KLRU, Austin’s PBS station, will air the entire event at a later date.
7 p.m. at at KUTX.org
BBATX: A Digital Residency
Boss Babes ATX is partnering with Bumble to commission digital work from the 16 women and nonbinary artists and DJs who were planning to exhibit with #bbatx this summer. From now through November 1, 2020, you can tune in for weekly mixes, visuals and workshops.
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
Wednesday-Friday and Sunday
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 throughout the week, accepting tips though PayPal and offering exclusive content for her Patreon members (just $5 a month).
Wed-Fri at 9 p.m. and Sun at 1 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/jackievenson/
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
Treaty Oak's "Quaranstream"
Treaty Oak Distilling has launched the “Quaranstream” program, which will be airing on Treaty Oak’s social media channels each Saturday at 6 p.m. through 5/23. Each stream will feature the best of Texas – live musical performances, cocktail and BBQ discussions and demonstrations, etc. – in a variety-show format.
6 p.m. at @TreatyOak on Facebook & Instagram
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
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/
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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/
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
Nicolette Good's Birthday Concert Live Stream
Performing songwriter and a Kerrville New Folk winner Nicolette Good was scheduled to celebrate her birthday with a live show at Threadgill's, but the show must go on! Tune in on Twitch TV for a concert live streamed from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. CST. Birthday tips encouraged.
8:30 p.m. at https://www.twitch.tv/nicolettegood
4/24/20 - 4/26/20
Fusebox Festival 2020: Virtual Edition
Fusebox is a weekend-long broadcast taking place April 24-26 that reimagines the 2020 festival for an online audience. This Virtual Edition will feature live-streamed performances, conversations, studio visits, interactive activities, happy hours, a Fusebox Day-Spa™, exhibitions and much more.
Learn More: https://www.fuseboxfestival.com/festival
4/24/20 - 4/26/20
LUNA Digital Yoga X Music Festival
LUNA Fest is an immersive digital experience combining music, yoga, meditation, technology, workshop and most importantly, community. Join yogis from around the world for this online yoga and music festival to promote connection and self-care. With an impressive lineup of yoga teachers, influencers, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and health professionals around the globe, this three day experience is curated to bring a source of light into the homes of our audience.
Eric Tessmer Facebook Live Concert
Austin blues guitarist Eric Tessmer performs on Facebook Live Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. CST. The Austin Chronicle named Tessmer the best guitarist in Austin for 2017-2018. Tessmer has teamed up with Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Nancy Wilson to record a set of genre-bending covers, the first of which premiered in March 2020 on streaming platforms worldwide. Tessmer will be performing a solo set from his rehearsal space in Austin.
Streaming at 7 p.m.: https://www.facebook.com/erictessmerband
Livestream Concert with Speakeasy
What better way to enjoy your Friday night than to watch live music from the comfort of your home! Speakeasy will be streaming two Geno Gottschall and Buffalo Sons Band on May 15 from 6-10 PM. Tune in to show support for musicians who have been impacted by COVID, so feel free to donate to the musicians (links to their individual accounts to donate will be posted on their pages.
Streaming from 6-10 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/speakeasyaustin/posts/2957261437676741
Ray Benson's Virtual Birthday Bash
Thanks to Central Market and Nine Banded Whiskey HAAM is bringing Ray Benson's VIRTUAL Bday Bash straight to you! Ray will be bringing together all of his friends and very special guests to raise the money HAAM needs and deserves to keep our Austin musicians safe and cared for during this unprecedented time. Tune in for performances by Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Kat Edmonson, Randy Rogers and more.
8 p.m. on https://www.facebook.com/events/2595460730695521/
5/9/20 - 6/13/20
Hill Country Galleria & ACL Radio's Virtual Saturday Night Concert Series
The Hill Country Galleria is bringing its Saturday Night Concert Series to homes everywhere by going virtual with its spring lineup of local acts. Hosted by Austin City Limits Radio, the shows are live every Saturday through June 13 on ACL Radio YouTube and Facebook Live and also available on the ACL Radio website and YouTube thereafter. Order curbside or delivery from Galleria restaurants and enjoy the performances in the comfort of your own lawn on blankets or lawn chairs in true Concert Series fashion.
Saturdays, 7 p.m. at https://www.acl-radio.com/hill-country-galleria/
Eric Tessmer Facebook Live Concert
Austin blues guitarist Eric Tessmer performs on Facebook Live Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. CST. The Austin Chronicle named Tessmer the best guitarist in Austin for 2017-2018. Tessmer has teamed up with Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Nancy Wilson to record a set of genre-bending covers, the first of which premiered in March 2020 on streaming platforms worldwide. Tessmer will be performing a solo set from his rehearsal space in Austin.
Streaming at 7 p.m.: https://www.facebook.com/erictessmerband
Black Pumas: A Special Streaming Event
Tune in the the third edition of LUCK HAPPENS - a free streaming event, hosted by Margin Walker and The Texas Lottery. The concert will feature Austin's Grammy nominated Black Pumas, celebrating the one year anniversary of their self-title album.
Streaming at 7 p.m.: https://linktr.ee/streamblackpumas
Pride in Local Music
The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to bring you “Pride in Local Music” presented by Dell Technologies, a one-night-only livestream event celebrating music, the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities known for music.
Streaming at 6 p.m. at https://www.prideinlocalmusic.com and on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
Best Seat in the House: Livestream Concert Benefit
An epic evening of live music, featuring an all-star cast of Austin musicians paying tribute to Austin's own Daniel Johnston. Songs will be recorded straight from the musicians homes and livestreamed into yours through Facebook Live, in a night filled with special guests and love for Austin music.
Front Porch Sessions Feat. Charley Crockett
Join Austin Monthly and Texas Music for a continuing concert series streaming live to your living room. This month’s Front Porch Session features Charley Crockett accompanied by cocktails from Still Austin Whiskey Co.
7 p.m. at https://www.austinmonthly.com/front-porch-sessions-featuring-charley-crockett/
8/29/20, 9/12/20, 10/3/20
Live From These Four Walls with Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin is doing a three-part live stream series from her hometown of Austin, live from the legendary Arlyn Studios. Each show will be unique; Fat City - top to bottom, My Favorite Movie Songs, and My Songs and the Stories Behind Them.
Tickets at https://boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/shawn-colvin?rfsn=4617660.6c3cda
Pamela Hart Quintet Live Stream
Women in Jazz Association, Inc. is pushing through COVIS-19 quarantine with a Pamela Hart Quintet Live Stream concert from Parker Jazz Club. Hart will have her full quintet, including Ryan D. Howard on piano, Michael Stevens on bass, Terrance McDaniel on drums and Michael Malone on saxophone.
5-6:30 p.m. at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EliWYwRRICE
HAAM Day 2020
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HAAM is going virtual and the Austin music community will be able to experience HAAM Day like never before. Tune in for 15 hours of live streamed concerts from a wide range of Austin talent reflective of the diverse array of musicians HAAM serves.
7 a.m. - 10 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/myhaam