Live-Streaming Concerts and Performances – May

Get your live music fix here! Check out out list of upcoming live-streaming performances and fund-raisers from your favorite artists.

Here’s our list of live-stream performances happening throughout the month of me. Make sure to set your reminders so you don’t miss them. And don’t forget, if you are in a position to do so, be sure to “tip” the artists.


May 1

Halestorm – Live streaming on YouTube at 12pm CDT.

Kenny Chesney – celebrating the launch of his album Here and Now with a Facebook live-stream – 7pm ET/4pmPT.

Ryan Bingham – Going live from the Cantina tomorrow at 5 PM PST/ 7 PM CST on his Facebook page & YouTube channel. Join him for a beer or three, some songs and stories. 

Citizen Cope – 2-hour Acoustic Set – A classic set full of fan favorites. Tickets available here. 6.30pm PDT.

Tommy Emmanuel – streaming live on Facebook at 5pm PT.

Mike Jansen – Taylor Guitar takeover on Instagram at 8pm CT. 

Home Version of the Speakeasy Live from BeachLife Festival featuring Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), Jim Lindberg (Pennywise), Trever Keith (Face to Face), Jason Cruz (Strung Out) and Jason Devore (Authority Zero) – 5-10pm PST – Live on Facebook.

May 2

Citizen CopeThe Clarence Greenwood Recordings – For the first time, he’ll be performing every song from The Clarence Greenwood Recordings acoustically. Tickets available here. 6.30pm PDT.

Charles Esten – Quarantine Stream Live on Facebook to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program. 6pm EDT.

Larkin Poe – Home Sweet Home Live Stream Series: The Hits – 4pm EDT. Catch it here.

May 3

Citizen Cope – Deep Cuts & Unreleased Music. He’ll be playing the songs that people love but that didn’t get a lot of mainstream recognition. This is a unique opportunity to hear some music that he doesn’t normally play live. If you have any special requests text your requests to 718.400.6988. Tickets available here. 6.30pm PDT.

John Mayer – live-streaming on Columbia Records’ Instagram page at 9pm CDT.

Joe Pug – Live-stream show 9pm EST on Joe’s YouTube channel.

May 4

Grace Potter – every Monday night for Monday Night Twilight Hour at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT. Watch live on Facebook and YouTube.

Joe Satriani – Club Joe Streaming Sessions #1 – Classic Album Revisited: The Extremist. Live on Facebook at 1pm CDT.

Sara Evans – Streaming live on Instagram at 8.30pm ET. 

Awolnation – on Instagram 4pm PST/7pm EST with Duff McKagan.

May 5

Steve Vai – Alien Guitar Secrets Live – 12 noon PST – on Facebook.

Godsmack’s Sully ErnaHometown Sessions – at 6pm EST via his YouTube channel.

May 6

Edward David Anderson – Live-stream every Wednesday at 7.30pm CDT on Facebook.

Nothing More with Aaron Pauley from Of Mice & Men – Live-streaming on Facebook at 4pm ET/1pm PT.

May 7

Steve Vai – Under It All: Hard Questions – 12 noon PST – on Facebook.

Norah Jones – Live-streaming on Facebook at 3pm CDT.

Frank TurnerIndependent Venue Love Volume 7 – performing “Tape Deck Heart” in full. All proceeds go to Molotow in Hamburg. Live on YouTube at 2pm CDT. 

May 8

Tommy Emmanuel – streaming live on Facebook at 5pm PT.

May 9

Snow Patrol – Live-stream on Instagram at 2pm CDT.

Ricky Warwick – Live acoustic rock n roll lockdown show – 8pm BST/12pm PT. Ricky will be playing a live concert from his home through Stageit. Tickets for the show are $5 and you can purchase them here

Tim McIlrath of Rise Against – will be performing a live acoustic set as part of #RiotFestAtHome on Facebook. 7pm CDT.

Mike Zito – Live in the Studio presented by Mike Zito and Big Blues Bender. Mike will sing and play guitar live, and will take requests. Join Mike for an interactive and intimate night of music. You can catch it on Facebook at 9pm CDT.

May 10

Joe Pug –  Joe will play The Flood in Color in its entirety, followed by requests, Q&A, and a special guest. Live-streaming 9pm EST on Joe’s YouTube channel.

May 11

Toronzo Cannon – Space at Evanston Presents All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Show – Live on Facebook – 7pm CT

May 12

Steve Vai – Alien Guitar Secrets Live – 12 noon PST – on Facebook.

Suzanne Santo – Streaming live on The Boot’s Facebook at 3pm CT.

Jared James Nichols – Tune in to Blues Power Hour every Tuesday at 1pm CT/11am PT alternating between Gibson and Epiphone‘s Instagram.

May 13

Edward David Anderson – Live-stream every Wednesday at 7.30pm CDT on Facebook.

Lewis Capaldi – streaming a VR concert from his parents’ home at 7pm ET. You can pre-register for it here.

Underoath – Full album breakdown live on Twitch at 8pm CDT. 

Linda Perry & Suzi Quatro – live on We Are Hear at 12pm PT. 

May 14

Jazz Foundation of America – to host The New Gig to benefit its COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund. Performers include Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bettye LaVette and many more. Watch here from 8pm ET.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live-streaming at 7pm CDT on Facebook.

Frank TurnerIndependent Venue Love Volume 8 – performing “Positive Songs For Negative People” in full. All proceeds go to Union Chapel. Live on YouTube at 2.30pm CDT. 

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park – streaming live on Twitch at 12pm CST.

RaeLynn – live chat on Instagram at 5pm CDT.

Josh Groban – live streaming on YouTube at 7pm CDT.

Chance The Rapper – Pay It Forward Live on Twitch at 8pm CDT.

Eli Young Band – streaming live on Facebook at 9pm CDT.

Steve Vai – Under It All: Hard Questions – 12 noon PST – on Facebook.

May 15

Tommy Emmanuel – streaming live on Facebook at 5pm PT.

Bryan W – streaming live on RocHaus West Dundee’s Facebook page at 6pm CST.

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires – streaming live from the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville on Fans.com at 7pm CDT.

Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley – live-streaming from 9ET on Facebook.

Ike Reilly – as part of FitzGerald’s Live From Where They Live series. Live-streaming on Facebook at 8pm CDT.

May 16

Larkin Poe – Home Sweet Home Live Stream Series: Blues Classics- 4pm EDT. Catch it here.

Snow Patrol – Live-stream on Instagram at 2pm CDT.

Mike ZitoLive in the Studio. Mike will be performing songs requested by you. You can catch it on Facebook at 9pm CDT.

Lewis Capaldi – will perform an acoustic live stream to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of his hit debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent. The event begins at 8pm BST/3pm EST/12pm PST on DICE.FM.

Sweet Home Chicago Relief and Recovery streaming event – featuring performances from Jeff Tweedy, Common, Chicago, Jamila Woods, and the The O’My’s. Streaming live from 5pm CT here

80s Lockdown Fest – featuring Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, Midge Ure, Jason Donovan, Toyah, ABC, Howard Jones, Hue & Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Five Star, Rozalla, Then Jerico, Musical Youth, Sonia and The Retrobates. From 7pm GMT onwards on YouTube. All funds raised will go to Child Bereavement.

Suzanne Santo – As part of The Portland Sessions‘ #AtHomeLIVE sessions – live at 3pm PST/6pm EST on YouTube

May 17

Joe Pug –  Joe will play The Flood in Color in its entirety, followed by requests, Q&A, and a special guest. Live-streaming 9pm EST on Joe’s YouTube channel.

May 18

JusticeAid will be hosting Voices To Protect The Vote – the at-home benefit concert will feature performances from Paula Cole, David Shaw and Zack Feinberg of The Revivalists, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Leyla McCalla, Kandace Springs, and Paine the Poet. Catch it on YouTube at 7pm ET/4pm PT. 

May 19

Steve Vai – Alien Guitar Secrets Live – 12 noon PST – on Facebook.

Jared James Nichols – Tune in to Blues Power Hour every Tuesday at 1pm CT/11am PT alternating between Gibson and Epiphone‘s Instagram.

Alanis Morissette – Alanis will perform and co-host the live-stream “You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and Jagged Little Pill” – 8pm EDT on Facebook and YouTube.

May 20

Edward David Anderson – Live-stream every Wednesday at 7.30pm CDT on Facebook.

Chad Harvey – Streaming live on The Boot’s Instagram at 12pm CT.

May 21

Steve Vai – Under It All: Hard Questions – 12 noon PST – on Facebook.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Streaming live on Facebook at 6pm ET.

Nothing More with Aaron Pauley from Of Mice & Men – Live-streaming on Facebook at 4pm ET/1pm PT.

Frank TurnerIndependent Label Love – performing “Be More Kind” in full. All proceeds go to Xtra Mile Recordings, Flagship Apparel, Kings Road Merch and Frank. Live on YouTube at 2.30pm CT. 

Lonehollow – live on Facebook and Instagram at 6pm CT.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live-streaming at 7pm CDT on Facebook.

Larkin Poe – They will be jamming acoustic versions of their 3 newest singles (off the forthcoming album Self Made Man) and more on Facebook at 7pm ET.

May 22

Tommy Emmanuel – streaming live on Facebook at 5pm PT.

May 23

Snow Patrol – Live-stream on Instagram at 2pm CDT.

Toronzo Cannon – as part of FitzGerald’s Stay At Home Concert Series. Toronzo will be performing solo from the back of a pick-up truck as they bring the club to you, at a safe distance.  Live-streaming on Facebook at 4pm CDT.

May 24

Benjamin Jaffe – Sunday at 7pm PST – Soothing Stream can be accessed on Ben’s YouTube channel

May 25

Grace Potter – every Monday night for Monday Night Twilight Hour at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT. Watch live on Facebook and YouTube.

May 26

Steve Vai – Alien Guitar Secrets Live – 12 noon PST – on Facebook.

Jared James Nichols – Tune in to Blues Power Hour every Tuesday at 1pm CT/11am PT alternating between Gibson and Epiphone‘s Instagram.

The Brother Brothers – streaming live on Facebook at 6pm CT.

May 27

Edward David Anderson – Live-stream every Wednesday at 7.30pm CDT on Facebook.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – joining American Songwriter as part of their Behind the Mic series – streaming live on Facebook at 3pm ET/12pm PT.

Larkin Poe – joining American Songwriter as part of their Behind the Mic series – streaming live on Facebook at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

May 28

Steve Vai – Under It All: Hard Questions – 12 noon PST – on Facebook.

Chad Harvey – Streaming live on Nashville Noise’s Instagram at 5.30pm CT.

Sadler Vaden – Live on Facebook from 7pm CT.

May 29

Tommy Emmanuel – streaming live on Facebook at 5pm PT.

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt – streaming live at 9pm EST on LyleLovett.com and JohnHiatt.com.

May 30

Larkin Poe – Home Sweet Home Live Stream Series: Happy Hour Show 1 (Europe) – 1pm EDT. Catch it here.

Larkin Poe – Home Sweet Home Live Stream Series: Happy Hour Show 2 (North America) – 7pm EDT. Catch it here.

May 31

Joe Pug – Live-stream show 9pm EST on Joe’s YouTube channel.

Stream-A-Thon presented by Joe Bonamassa and including artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Albert Lee, Davy Knowles, Larkin Poe, Ana Popovic, Eric Gales, Jared James Nichols, The Steepwater Band, Ryan McGarvey and many more (see full list below). Streaming live from 3pm EST on Facebook and YouTube

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!