Sitting at home after all the closings and cancellations definitely gets boring. But thanks to the power of technology, it’s possible for you to experience something like a concert from the comfort of your own home.
All you need is your computer!
This list is here to provide you with a source of free entertainment when you’re in the mood for music and have nothing else to do. Turn on one of these concerts and jam out just like it’s the real deal.
1. Offstage with DWP
If you’re looking for something easy to access, it doesn’t get much easier than this.
Danny Wimmer Presents has a concert series that features a playback of concerts from the past. It’s not always the full concert, but it’s long enough to give you a taste of the live music experience.
Perhaps the coolest part of this series is the fact that each playback is accompanied by a live Q&A with a member of the band you just watched.
It’s great for anyone who enjoys an inside look along with their music.
So far, artists such as Foo Fighters, Disturbed, and Shinedown have made appearances in the series.
2. Billboard Live At Home Series
While you’re sitting at home thinking about going to concerts, your favorite artists are sitting at home thinking about putting on concerts.
Thankfully, there are still ways for the people who make music to connect with the rest of us, and Billboard has dedicated an entire series to making it happen!
The magazine invited a bunch of musicians to stream their very own mini-concerts live on the Billboard Facebook page for the Live At Home Series. And you can still find all of those streams there waiting to be watched.
There’s something here for everyone to enjoy!
3. Metallica Mondays
The hard rock side of the music scene certainly isn’t taking a break during all this.
Metallica is here to make sure you’re not left without something to bang your head to while you’re stuck at home. The rock and roll heavyweights have been uploading replays of full live shows to their YouTube channel for the world to see.
Even though the series has been dubbed Metallica Mondays, the videos aren’t always released on Monday.
Nonetheless, you can now treat yourself to a live Metallica concert every day of the week!
4. Dear Class of 2020
This show was a virtual commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 as a whole. It’s a concert, yes, but it’s also so much more than that.
Originally aired on June 7th, Dear Class of 2020 features names such as Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Beyonce.
It’s a celebration for the graduates that missed out on normal ceremonies. It brings together musicians, inspirational leaders, and celebrities to show that we won’t let this year overshadow our accomplishments.
Even though this concert already happened, you can still catch the full replay on the YouTube Originals channel.
It’s four and a half hours you’ll be happy to watch.
5. Royal Albert Home
If you’re looking for something a little more classical, Royal Albert Hall has you covered.
The Hall is closed right now, which means the world is missing out on some iconic performances. However, the fine folks from Royal Albert Hall have come together to bring you a series they call Royal Albert Home.
Go to their website right now and look around the archive of performances they’ve put together. There are videos featuring composers, pianists, jazz musicians, rockers, and so much more.
These performances were filmed by the artists in their own homes so that you could enjoy some entertainment in yours. It would be a disservice not to watch at least a few of the dozens that Royal Albert Hall has collected.
You’ll be entertained for days!
6. All in Washington
This unique concert showcases artists local to Seattle and the state of Washington.
Held on June 24th, All in Washington was put on to help raise money for workers and families all across the state during these tough times. And what better way to raise money than through the power of music?
Even though it’s already happened, you can still stream All in Washington on Amazon Prime with a membership. It will be available until June of 2021.
It’s also still possible to donate to the cause via their website.
7. Summer Sway Streamathon 2020
The Summer Sway Streamathon took place August 27-30th and featured over 40 musical talents performing from the comfort of their own homes. Although it’s over, you can still watch it online.
The Streamathon features names such as Shane Owens, Vonn Kiss, Jessica Lynn, and Essex County. It was held to benefit the Music Health Alliance.
You can catch up with all the performances on the Country Sway Facebook page. Each artist’s performance is a separate video, meaning you only have to watch the ones you really want to see.
Music is a safe place for many people. It gives us comfort and joy, which we could all use while we wait out the storm at home. A playlist is all well and good, but a concert just strikes a different chord.
There are a ton of online concerts you can watch from your couch, both past and upcoming, to keep yourself entertained during quarantine. This list is certainly a great place to start!
Angus Flynn is the business manager for Chatham on Main, a luxury apartment community in Chatham, NJ.