Amidst the new normal we are adjusting to due to the COVID-19 pandemic, artists and musicians around the world are taking to social media to lift the spirits of their fans by providing free mini-concerts and entertaining videos.
In the last few days artists such as Coldplay, Pink, Keith Urban, Miley Cyrus, Anjelah Johnson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend and more have treated fans to live stream mini-concerts through their Instagram and other media outlets. Fans are able to enjoy the personalized touch these artists are sharing with them from the comfort of their home — and the best part is it’s free!
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R&R Studio in Houston started what they call a “Coronavirus Online Concert Series,” according to their Facebook page, promoting the Spanish rock scene in collaboration with artists such as The GLASS, Rock Animal Houston, Zona Libre – KPFT and King Baby Familia. For more online performances you can follow them on their Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube pages.
Keith Urban took to his Instagram on Monday with a live-streamed concert joined by a special guest: his wife, Nicole Kidman, who danced to his music.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin initiated the movement “as the first installment in a collaboration between the World Health Organization and Global Citizen called ‘Together at Home,'” according to Good Morning America. Martin shared classics like “Yellow” and “Viva La Vida” in his live-stream session.
John Legend soon followed with a live-stream concert from his home on Tuesday, March 17th, encouraging other musician friends to join the “Together at Home” movement.
Many artists have followed suit with these epic performances, even comedians such as Anjelah Johnson, who shared a hilarious TikTok video of a song she put together called “CoronaRonaRona!”
Dance legend Debbie Allen shared on her Twitter feed that she would be offering a free dance class on her Instagram. “Tune in to my Instagram Live on Wednesday at 1pm PST/4pm EST and let’s get those bodies moving!”
Even Christian artists like MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, and Natalie Grant are sharing their inspirational music to fans. Christian pop artist Danny Gokey held a live “Coffee and Song Series” from his home with the group Unspoken on Wednesday.
If you’re looking to get your 15 minutes of fame, the Broadway hit Hamilton shared a tweet asking fans to submit their videos for a chance to be included in their digital Saturday Night on Broadway video later this month. “Hey, #Hamilfans! Don’t forget to submit your #HamAtHome rendition of ‘Non-Stop’ for a chance to be included in our digital Saturday Night on Broadway!” the show’s account posted.
Fans are tagging their favorite artists on social media such as Houston’s own Beyonce, Luke Bryan, and Alicia Keys among others to see if they join this inspiring movement. You can also reach out to your local Houston favorite artists and bands to see if they will do a live-stream concert for their fans.
Billboard music has also shared out a list they are putting together of upcoming live-streams and virtual concerts that you can watch from home. To see the complete list visit their page here.
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