June 15, 2020 | sobczakd
The summer concert season has ended before it began. There's a growing concern that live performances at venues won't be back anytime soon until it's perfectly safe for both fans and performers. Celebrity recording stars like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber broke the news to followers on Twitter that their tours were canceled for 2020. On the local level, summer festivals and events like Liberty Fest are canceled as well. To fill the void, musicians, recording artists, bands, and symphonies are connecting with their fans at home who are missing the live music experience. Virtual concerts have sparked a new way for musical artists to bond with their fan base. So let's gather and enjoy live music while social distancing safely at home! Head back to 62 Days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!
- Billboard's Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch an updated list of live shows from some of today's most famous and not-so famous musical talent.
- Brian Culbertson's Virtual Hang every Friday night at 8PM, hang out with contemporary jazz artist Brian Culbertson live in studio.
- hoopla is one of the best electronic resources the library offers CPL cardholders. We have doubled the monthly checkout limits to 40 and the best thing is...it's instantaneous! No wait times! Multiple CPL cardholders can download the same title at the same time. So check out live recordings from artists and performers across the musical spectrum.
- Jazz Music Library is a gem of a database available for CPL cardholders. It's the largest collection of streaming jazz, swing, blues and much more from jazz greats of all time. Search live recordings to listen to over a thousand amazing performances.
- Kerrytown Concert House is Ann Arbor's Listening Room but while concert presentations are paused, you can catch their livestream series, Live @ the 415 to tune into live concerts from local and favorite artists!
- Playbill is living up to Broadway's most timeless phrase, the show must go on! Though Playbill is an online magazine for theatergoers, due to the coronavirus, it has expanded its reach to meet demand for live theater and everything related to "the Arts." So nourish your artistic soul with livestreamed song and dance workshops and performances.