Tours have ceased. Venues are postponing shows. In the face of growing concern of Coronavirus, it can feel like music itself has been cancelled.
And while you can purchase albums and stream songs (which we highly encourage you to do!), nothing can beat the live concert experience.
In light of that fact, many Northeast Florida artists are planning livestream events or recurring streams from their homes or home studios. Some are accepting tips to help offset their own costs from lost work, and others are collecting funds for other causes.
Below, we’ll keep a running list of upcoming livestreams that you can enjoy at a safe distance.
Monday, March 30; Tuesday, March 31: Quarantine Fest kicks off with a bevy of local indie and emo darlings, including Glazed and Runners High on Saturday, First Case Scenario, Tay, and Spiral Out on Sunday, and Little Geronimo and Giants of Atlantis on Monday. The fest is a BugHouse’s and Archetype Jax collab. Stream the shows from either Archtype’s FB page or BugHouse’s Insta. Donations appreciated:
Wednesday, April 1: Blues folk-duo Calahoney ends its long hiatus (hooray!) for a livestream set beginning at 9 p.m. The couple, which consists of husband and wife Laura and Josué Cruz (LPT), celebrates their anniversary on the same day. “I know it’s rare for us to pop out our head, but it’s out 14-yearr anniversary and since we cannot go out and celebrate, we figured we’d play some tunes,” Josué told us. Tune in here and toast to true love in strange times!
Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4: Duval Folx will throw a 24-hour dance party, highlighting 24 artists in Duval and BEYOND! Featuring DJs, musicians, poetry, short story readings, dancers, and visual artists, Duval Folx will be streaming live from each artists IG. Show starts at 9 p.m. on April 3.
Saturday, April 4: Very cool local arts and youth nonprofit The Performers Academy will stream the Youth & Truth Open Mic event, a virtual showcase of Performers Academy students hosted by Raquel Che Underdue (Che Forreign, LOVE Culture) and poet-rapper-educator Ebony-Payne English. Jihan Enerji Grant guest DJs. Show starts at 7 p.m. Head to the Performers Academy’s FB page for the stream link.
Got a livestream show coming up? Drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org with some info and a link to the page on which the show will stream and we’ll add it to the list above.