Social distancing may have stopped us from congregating at live shows, but it hasn't stopped the music! In the age of coronavirus quarantine, plenty of folks are using Facebook Live to deliver music and more to your computer screens.
We're keeping a running list of the local shows we hear about below. Check back for more shows -- and add your own by firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder -- many of these musicians and artists rely on your support to make it through this period of canceled shows and closed venues. Look for GoFundMe, Patreon, and other links to fund their live shows, or consider buying music from BandCamp or iTunes, if you like what you hear.
Berne Wood-Fired Pizza pickup + curbside music -- Every Wednesday, grab a wood-fired pizza for $20 at Zwingli United Church of Christ (23148 County Highway 24, West Concord) and tune in to 98.1 FM or crack your window to hear the night's band play.
When: 5-8 p.m. every Wednesday June-August
Open Mic at Rochester Art Center - Online -- Open mic featuring music, poetry, and more via Zoom. Participants must have at-home internet, microphone, and camera access to perform.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4
Rochester Rocks Together -- live-streamed music from the Castle: Loud Mouth Brass, Eagles tribute band Fabulous Armadillos, and Collective Unconscious.
When: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4
Luke Hendrickson & The Crop Circles / Benefitting Project Legacy -- Friday live stream to raise money for local nonprofit that supports youth of color.
When: 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, June 5
The D'Sievers Curbside at the Castle -- The D'Sievers and LaSonya Natividad will donate their earnings and tips from people who listen to them curbside at the Castle Community to the George Floyd Memorial Fund.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6
Saturday Night In-House Party-- You probably don't have to be up early the next day, so why not? SE MN DJs play songs on request, every Saturday night.
When: 9 p.m. every Saturday, April 4-May 31 (projected)
And keep an eye on...
The Rochester Public Library, which is streaming story hours in the
Pure Rock Studios of Rochester,which isoffering online lessons and rental instruments! They hope toshowcase some virtual concerts soon as well.
Aventi Streamsplans to hold live DJ shows in theevenings.
Viral Variety Television, based in Minneapolis,posts live broadcasts of LGBTQ+ entertainment.
The Television Underground, created by theRochester Posse, isn't exactly a livestream -- it's a bite-sizedepisode featuring members of the local arts promotion group, pluscommunity works (contact them here to submit your ownvideos).
Stream yoga classes with Rochester instructor Vannavanessa. If you like the class, you can Venmodonations to Lavender-Peonies.