With live music venues in Austin largely shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com have compiled a list of local acts playing livestreamed virtual concerts.
Most performers list donation options in their livestream; please give what you can to support their efforts in this difficult time. We’re continuously updating this list, so if you’d like to submit an event, do that here: AUSTIN360 LIVESTREAM LIST EVENT SUBMISSION FORM
Friday, Sept. 18
Grace Pettis, 6:30 p.m., gracepettis.app.rsvpify.com
Black Fret presents Live at Studios at Fischer with Cilantro Boombox and Dossey, 7 p.m., facebook.com/BlackFret and youtube.com/watch?v=6poNNOVVXac. "Wahoo," one of a pair of new tracks from Afro-Caribbean funk band Cilantro Boombox, is an explosion of furious energy that bursts from an enticing mix of buoyant brass and booty-moving bass. The band will come together for its first live performance in months for this stream from Studios at Fischer, hosted by nonprofit organization Black Fret. The band has turned down several livestream offers because of safety concerns. They’re an eight-piece with four members "blowing into horns blasting air, everywhere," bassist Felix Pacheco said. But the livestream setup at Studios at Fischer offered the band a large room where "the horns can be far from the rest of the band and separated from each other, as well," he said. — D.S.S.
Bob Livingston, 7 p.m., facebook.com/BobLivingstonMusic
4 Track All-Stars album release, 7 p.m., facebook.com/4TrackAllStars
Giulia Millanta and Wendy Colonna, 7 p.m., one2onebar.com
Jonathan Terrell, 7 p.m., facebook.com/budsrecording
Lyle Lovett and Dwight Yoakam, 8 p.m., lylelovett.com ($10; tickets at bit.ly/3ifV9HW)
Saturday, Sept. 19
Damn Torpedoes (Tom Petty tribute), 8 p.m., one2onebar.com
HOME Austin benefit, 9 p.m., facebook.com/CantStopTheBlues. Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers has been helping Austin-area musicians over 55 with residential expenses for the past decade. Some of Austin’s finest musicians from the blues community and beyond will join forces for this livestream, with proceeds going to HOME. Taking part are Carolyn Wonderland, Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster, Jai Malano-Ayers, Rosie Flores, Omar Dykes, Eve Monsees, Shelley King and Sarah Brown. — P.B.
Lavelle White & the L-Men, 10 p.m., facebook.com/CantStopTheBlues
Sunday, Sept. 20
Eric Hisaw, 7 p.m., facebook.com/theerichisawband
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Betty Soo with Ray Bonneville, 6 p.m., bettysoo-9-22.rsvpify.com
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Carolyn Wonderland, 8 p.m., one2onebar.com
Thursday, Sept. 24
Jean Caffeine, 7 p.m., facebook.com/jean.caffeine
Monks Jazz 4th anniversary with Collin Shook Trio & guests, 7:30 p.m., facebook.com/monksjazzclub
Friday, Sept. 25
Colin Gilmore & Tammy Lynn Gilmore, 6 p.m., facebook.com/happiergilmore
Saturday, Oct. 2
Stiletto Feels album-release livestream, 7 p.m., facebook.com/budsrecording
Saturday, Oct. 3
Shawn Colvin, "Live From These Four Walls: Songs and the Stories Behind Them," boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/shawn-colvin
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11
Virtual Austin City Limits Music Festival, details TBA, aclfest.com
Saturday, Nov. 7
Austin Classical Guitar presents "The Space in Between" with with Oliver Rajamani & John Aielli, 8 p.m., austinclassicalguitar.org/the-space-in-between-one-world
RECURRING WEEKLY EVENTS
Monday: Bonnie Whitmore, 3 p.m., facebook.com/bonniewhitmore
Monday: Sharon Bourbonnais, 6:30 p.m., facebook.com/sharon.bourbonnais
Monday: Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey, 7 p.m., facebook.com/guyforsythband
Monday: Bob Appel, 7 p.m., facebook.com/bobappeltraditionalcountry
Monday: Chris Gage, 8 p.m., facebook.com/chrisgageaustin. Whimsically dubbed "Not At Donn’s Depot," this show features the renowned pianist and singer taking one of Austin’s most popular residencies (our Austin360 Residency of the Month in December 2019) to the home front. His wife, local singer-songwriter Christine Albert, occasionally joins in. Having recently converted their neighborhood MoonHouse recording space into a home studio, Gage and Albert are well-situated for serving up music by stream. — P.B.
Monday: Cari Hutson & Hunter St. Marie, 8 p.m., facebook.com/CHutsonNGoodCo
Monday: Oscar Ornelas, 8 p.m. facebook.com/oscarornelas512, TV Channel 16 and supportaustinmusic.com/channel-16. With a voice that booms with gritty soul as he tickles rollicking melodies out of Korg keyboard that sounds like an old roadhouse piano, Ornelas evokes a bygone era when the blues were king. A few months ago, he was keeping Monday nights hopping at East Austin hideaway Stay Gold. Now, as we social distance at home, he’s teamed up with the Austin Blues Society and Austin Blues Radio to produce a virtual version of the show, with a mix of bluesy originals, classic tunes and fun surprises. — D.S.S.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: Katie Marie, 10 p.m., facebook.com/funkeegirl80
Monday and Friday: Aeseaes, 6 p.m., twitch.tv/a_couple_streams
Tuesday: Austin360 Residency of the Month, Jeff Plankenhorn and guests, 1 p.m., facebook.com/jeffplankenhorn and TV Channel 16 or supportaustinmusic.com/channel-16. A longtime local sideman who’s stepped into the spotlight with his own music in recent years, Plankenhorn has gone all in with livestreaming. On his 1 p.m. "20 Question Tuesdays" show, he interviews a variety of guest artists; this month they include Ruthie Foster (Sept. 15), Carolyn Wonderland (Sept. 22) and Ray Wylie Hubbard (Sept. 29). After a midday break, he returns at 8 p.m. with "From Here to There," featuring solo performances of his own songs and choice covers. Both shows are streamed on his Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch.tv pages; "20 Question Tuesdays" also airs on Austin cable Channel 16. — P.B.
Tuesday: Katie Marie, 6 p.m., facebook.com/funkeegirl
Tuesday: Eric Bettencourt, 7 p.m., facebook.com/eric.bettencourt
Tuesday: Miles Zuniga, 7 p.m., facebook.com/mileszunigalovesyou. You may know him as one-third of Fastball or a comparatively recent ringleader in the Resentments collective, but Zuniga has also played plenty of solo shows since he first surfaced on the Austin scene in the 1980s. His Tuesday livestreams are filled with good songs, memorable stories and Zuniga’s affable charm (plus guest-spots and harmony vocals from KB Imle). — P.B.
Tuesday: Sarah Sharp, 7 p.m., facebook.com/sarahsharpatx. An alumna of our Austin360 Residency of the Month series, the low-key jazz vocalist is using livestreams to extend the Tuesday happy-hour shows she’d been doing at downtown jazz haven the Elephant Room for a few years. Sharp has gathered her ace supporting cast of guitarist Mitch Watkins, drummer Masumi Jones and upright bassist Kristopher Wade for front-yard concerts bathed in the natural twilight of an Austin spring season. — P.B.
Tuesday: Todd Deatherage, 7 p.m., facebook.com/themerles
Tuesday: Band of Heathens, 7:30 p.m., bandofheathens.com/live. When its members are not on hire for a variety of projects by other artists (which is often), Band of Heathens is one of Austin’s top roots-based rock acts. Their weekly "Good Time Supper Club" livestream show is helping to set the stage for the release of their next album, "Stranger," due in September. — P.B.
Tuesday: Will Taylor & Strings Attached, 7:30 p.m., facebook.com/StringsAttached
Tuesday: Fingerpistol, 8 p.m., facebook.com/fingerpistol
Tuesday: Austin360 Residency of the Month, Jeff Plankenhorn, 8 p.m., facebook.com/jeffplankenhorn
Tuesday and Thursday: Heather Bishop, 11 a.m., facebook.com/missbishopmusic
Tuesday and Thursday: Jaelyn Penner, 9 p.m., facebook.com/jaelynmusic
Tuesday: Frederico7, 7 p.m., facebook.com/frederico7music. Brazilian artist Frederico Geib goes live from his garage, which he calls the Lion’s Lair, with live looping and trilingual chats in English, Spanish and Portuguese. For several years, Geib has organized Austin Brazil Day at the Sahara Lounge during SXSW. — Nancy Flores
Wednesday: Will Taylor & Strings Attached, 1 p.m., facebook.com/StringsAttached
Wednesday: Christopher John Edwards, 4:22 p.m., facebook.com/christopher.j.edwards.16. For years, the leader of the Funk Fellowship, hosted the Butter N Jam every Wednesday night from the funky little Eastside dive Dozen Street. The club closed in January as owner Madi Distefano decided to move on to other ventures. He’s been logging on every Wednesday to share some tracks he’s been working on and flex his formidable pipes. — D.S.S.
Wednesday: Hanna Barakat, 5 p.m., facebook.com/hannabarakatmusic
Wednesday: Pat Byrne, 5 p.m., facebook.com/PatByrneOfficial. One of our Austin360 Artists of the Month last year, Byrne moved from Ireland to Austin at the beginning of 2019 and quickly became a fixture on the local club scene with a songwriting style that’s as in-tune with the American masters as it is with the traditional Irish fare he plays with local side-project band Ulla. His recent livestreams have included occasional guest spots by Byrne’s significant other, Samantha Della Fave. — P.B.
Wednesday: Bruce Smith, 6 p.m., facebook.com/bruce.smith.33821
Wednesday: Micah Motenko & Dana Marie, 6 p.m., facebook.com/Motenkomusic. A soulful keyboardist and singer-songwriter who had a strong weekly residency rolling with his band at Stay Gold pre-pandemic, Motenko has been doing livestreams from home with upright bassist Dana Marie. He recently released a single, "Silhouette," with an EP expected to follow later this year. — P.B.
Wednesday: Rosie Flores, 6:30 p.m., facebook.com/mulekickproductions. Each week, the rockabilly-and-beyond great plays three songs. She also uses the time to share stories from a rich life in the music industry and connect with her fans from around the world in an intimate way. She says she’s enjoying the weekly check-ins so much that she hopes to continue them after the pandemic is over. — D.S.S.
Wednesday: Matt Hubbard, 7 p.m., facebook.com/matthubbardmusic. A keyboardist and producer who’s worked with many acts, including Willie Nelson and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Hubbard played every Wednesday at C-Boy’s in pre-pandemic times. He’s carried the residency over to this weekly livestream show. — P.B.
Wednesday: Shelley King, 7 p.m., TV Channel 16 or supportaustinmusic.com/channel-16
Wednesday: Carolyn Wonderland, 8 p.m., facebook.com/wonderchicken. A Houston native who moved here around 2000, Wonderland quickly became an Austin favorite with her guitar-centered rootsy blues music, appearing on the "Austin City Limits" TV show a dozen years ago. Two years ago, she added another impressive gig to her resume when she started playing with British legend John Mayall, becoming the first female guitarist in a band with alumni including Eric Clapton and former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. — P.B.
Wednesday: Ethan Azarian, 8 p.m., facebook.com/ethan.azarian
Wednesday: Mobley, 8 p.m., instagram.com/mobleywho or youtube.com/watch?v=MZMHM5lpIiQ. The expressive pop singer promises music and "fun stuff" on his new weekly stream, "but mainly, I just want to hear how you’re doing," he wrote in a Facebook post. "Traveling to your cities and playing for you was most of my social life before this, so I want to check in and hopefully brighten each other’s day a little," he said. — D.S.S.
Wednesday: Gina Chavez, 8 p.m., facebook.com/ginachavezmusic. This award-winning musician’s charisma oozes through the screen as she creates fun and interactive livestreams where viewers can even help her write songs on the spot. We love the insight her livestreams give into her creative process. It’s also fun seeing cameos by her wife, Jodi Granado, the engine of the band and inspiration behind some of Chavez’s songs. — Nancy Flores
Wednesday: Nichole Wagner, 8 p.m., facebook.com/NicholeWagnerMusic
Wednesday: Frank Cavitt, 8:30 p.m., facebook.com/isthehonkytonkdoctorin
Wednesday: Jon Dee Graham & William Harries Graham, 8:30 p.m., facebook.com/jon.d.graham. Pops Jon Dee has held down a Wednesday residency at the Continental Club for around two decades, with his son William’s band opening the shows in recent years. They’re still doing their thing on Wednesdays, but now it’s from their living room, where they trade songs back and forth from the couch. — P.B.
Wednesday: Mau Mau Chaplains, 8:30 p.m., facebook.com/flamingocantina. If you’re missing Dreadneck Wednesdays at Austin’s home for reggae, Flamingo Cantina, or you’re just looking for some irie vibes to liven your social distancing, these Austin music lifers have taken the party online. They’ll be gathering at the club each week and streaming easy lakeside grooves into your living room. — D.S.S.
Wednesday: Sonya Jevette, 8:30 p.m., youtube.com/sonyajevette
Wednesday: Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey and guests, 9 p.m., TV Channel 16 or supportaustinmusic.com/channel-16
Wednesday-Thursday: Jackie Venson, 9:30 p.m., facebook.com/jackievenson
Wednesday and Friday: Adrian Conner, 7 p.m., facebook.com/AdrianConnerSpazKitty
Thursday: Marshall Hood, 5 p.m., facebook.com/sessionsonmary
Thursday: Cece Yentzen, 6 p.m., facebook.com/cece.yentzen
Thursday: Johnny Goudie, 6 p.m., facebook.com/johnnygoudiemusic
Thursday: Kate Howard, 6 p.m., facebook.com/KateHowardMusic
Thursday: Eve Monsees & Mike Buck, 7 p.m., facebook.com/eveandtheexiles. Back in the olden days before quarantines, you could catch the husband-wife team of guitarist Monsees and drummer Buck most Wednesday nights at Antone’s. That routine will resume eventually, but in the meantime, they’re kicking out the jams at home on Thursdays, while they wait for the chance to also reopen Antone’s Record Shop, which they’ve run for years. If you want to hear the kind of classic blues, R&B and old-school rock & roll you might have caught on the late Paul Ray’s beloved "Twine Time" radio show, this livestream’s for you. — P.B.
Thursday: Graham Wilkinson, 7 p.m., facebook.com/GrahamWilkinsonMusicFanPage
Thursday: Oliver Steck, 7:30 p.m., facebook.com/oliver.steck.56
Thursday: Andrew Nolte, 8 p.m., facebook.com/AndyNolteMusic
Thursday: Lisa Marshall, 8 p.m., facebook.com/lisamarshallmusic1
Thursday: Patrice Pike, 8 p.m., facebook.com/PatricePikeBand. One of several musicians with long-established Saxon Pub residencies who have taken their weekly gigs online for the time being, Pike has been one of Austin’s top-drawing livestream acts over the past two months. In addition to solo material and old favorites from her 1990s band Little Sister, she also has new material to draw from: She and former Little Sister bandmate released a new album under the name Pike & Sutton last month. — P.B.
Friday: Lex Land, 10:30 a.m., facebook.com/lexlandmusic
Friday: Jon Dee Graham with William Harries Graham, noon, facebook.com/jon.d.graham
Friday: Joanna Howerton & Michael Cross, 12:30 p.m., facebook.com/morelovemusicaustin
Friday: Betty Soo, 1 p.m., facebook.com/bettysoomusic
Friday: Kevin Russell, 1 p.m., facebook.com/ShinyribsOfficial
Friday: Patricia Vonne, 4 p.m., facebook.com/PatriciaVonneMusic
Friday: Colin Gilmore with Tammy Lynn, 6 p.m., facebook.com/happiergilmore
Friday: Emily Gimble, 6 p.m., facebook.com/mlegimble
Friday: Robi Polgar, 6 p.m., twitch.tv/robipolgar
Friday: Kevin McKinney, 6:30 p.m., facebook.com/soulhat.music
Friday: Bob Livingston, 7 p.m., facebook.com/BobLivingstonMusic
Friday: Monte Warden, 7 p.m., facebook.com/montewarden. A native Austinite who’s been a fixture on the Austin scene since the 1980s rise of his country band the Wagoneers, Warden turned toward classic crooner-styled pop-jazz when he formed the Dangerous Few several years ago. He’s been playing material from both bands and from his many solo albums. The stripped-down solo-acoustic setting works well for Warden because the root of his music has always been the strength of the songwriting; it’s the reason you may notice gold and platinum records on his wall as he plays these intimate sets from his living room, thanks to versions of his tunes cut by the likes of George Strait. — P.B.
Friday: Stories From the Road, 7:30 p.m., makestoriesviral.org
Friday: Albert & Gage, 8 p.m., facebook.com/albertandgage
Friday: Bob Schneider, 8 p.m., facebook.com/bobschneidermusic
Saturday: Kris Schultz, 1 p.m., facebook.com/KrisSchultzMusic
Saturday: Stephen Carolan, 2 p.m., facebook.com/scarolan11. Hailing from Ireland, Carolan came to Texas last year along with Pat Byrne, in whose band he plays guitar and contributes harmony vocals. When Byrne and Carolan teamed with longtime local Rich Brotherton and Beat Root Revival’s Andrea Magee in the trad-Irish outfit Ulla last year, it offered a first glimpse into hearing Carolan front-and-center on the occasional song. That, in turn, has helped inspire Carolan to do solo livestream shows, and the results so far have been a revelation. Though he’s playing mostly cover tunes, his choices are often fascinating, and it has quickly become apparent that Carolan is one of Austin’s best singers. He recently returned to Ireland but is still doing livestreams, switching his previous Monday slot for a regular show on Saturday afternoons. — P.B.
Saturday: Suzanna Choffel, 3 p.m., facebook.com/suzannachoffelmusic. The singer-songwriter and Sun Radio DJ heads out to the idyllic garden at Cosmic Cafe for an acoustic set every Saturday. It’s a chance for her to escape, explore her musical range and help raise money for the cafe’s employees who were laid off when the favorite South Austin hangout had to close. — D.S.S.
Saturday: DJ Mel’s Living Room Dance Party, 6-10 p.m., facebook.com/DJ-Mel-48330349120. In mid-March, when SXSW should have been in full swing but Austinites were hunkered down at home instead, DJ Mel took to the turntables to host the first edition of this virtual body rockathon. Thousands tuned in from around the country. Expecting to play for a handful of "Austin homies," he was "shocked" by the response, he told the American-Statesman while combing through 17,000 comments on his Facebook Live post. He’s made the jam a regular affair, using radio edits of rap favorites to keep the livestream family-friendly. — D.S.S.
Saturday: Afro Jazz (from Sahara Lounge), 8 p.m., facebook.com/saharaloungeatx
Saturday: Mandy Prater, 9 p.m., facebook.com/MandyPraterMusic
Saturday: Kevin Russell, 9 p.m., facebook.com/ShinyribsOfficial. Will the leader of Shinyribs, one of Austin’s most popular bands of the past few years, focus on the band’s material in this weekly livestream, or work in favorites from his old band the Gourds, or branch out into new material or cover songs? Tune in to find out. — P.B.
Saturday: Todd Wolfson, 10 p.m., facebook.com/toddvwolfson
Saturday: Than, 10 p.m., twitch.tv/itsyourmanthan
Sunday: Corey Baum, 11 a.m., facebook.com/CroyAndTheBoys. An Austin360 Artist of the Month alum, Baum usually plays and records with his band Croy & the Boys, but like everyone else, he’s adapted to different circumstances. His new album "The COVID Tapes" includes the pandemic-centric single "Ain’t Been Tested," in which he assumes the persona of a coronavirus naysayer who’s developed a cough and a fever but won’t quarantine. — P.B.
Sunday: Graham Wilkinson, noon, facebook.com/GrahamWilkinsonMusicFanPage
Sunday: Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey, 1 p.m., facebook.com/guyforsythband
Sunday: Jackie Venson, 1 p.m., facebook.com/jackievenson
Sunday: Shelley King, 2 p.m., facebook.com/shelleykingtx. The longtime local roots music singer-songwriter put out her ninth album, "Kick Up Your Heels," in November. When she had to cool her heels for the pandemic, she spent some of the down time learning how to make a video for the album’s title track, which we premiered on Austin360.com. Its images of hometown hot spots and familiar faces offer a refreshing reminder of the music community’s value to the city. — P.B.
Sunday: Jenny Reynolds, 5 p.m., facebook.com/austinjennyreynolds
Sunday: Pamela Hart, 5 p.m., facebook.com/pamela.hart.7549. The accomplished jazz singer plays smooth music that soothes the soul. Hart is livestreaming to support her nonprofit, the Women in Jazz Association; she invites fans to pour a glass of wine and chill with her. — D.S.S.
Sunday: Ulla, 5:30 p.m., facebook.com/ullairishmusic. One of the most welcome developments on the Austin club scene last year was the formation of this band, which focuses on traditional and contemporary Irish music. Andrea Magee of Beat Root Revival teamed with Pat Byrne and his guitarist, Stephen Carolan, to form the native-Irish core of the group. The ringer is longtime Austinite Rich Brotherton, whose younger years playing pubs in County Clare gave him a deep grounding in the centuries-old traditions of the Isles. — P.B.
Sunday: Reid & Jena Umstattd, 6 p.m., facebook.com/reidumstattd
Sunday: Chris Beall, 7 p.m., facebook.com/beallstreet
Sunday: Patrice Pike, 7 p.m., facebook.com/PatricePikeBand
Sunday: Sydney Wright, 7 p.m., facebook.com/sydneywrightmusic and instagram.com/sydneywrightmusic
Sunday: Mixer Rogers, 8 p.m., facebook.com/events/239680367447731