As people settle into their new normals, musical artists and institutions are putting their concerts online to offer music fans some fun escapes. And this isn’t your local church choir (though we love those, too). These are major musicians and events that fans would normally flock to. Check out how you can tune into these live concerts during the quarantine.
Red Nose Day Special
When: 9 pm ET, Thursday 5/21 on NBC
Red Nose Day is a campaign to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. They fundraise through entertainment specials and have raised $200 million since their debut. This year, they are celebrating virtually. Ben Stiller kicks off the NBC special at 8 pm with Celebrity Escape Room featuring appearances by Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Scott, and others.
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Smith, James Taylor, Meghan Trainor, and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical‘s Adrienne Warren are all set to perform during the musical special starting at 9 pm. The event is co-hosted by This Is Us stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley.
Virtual Hot Pink Evening
When: 7:45 pm ET, Wednesday 5/20, event access here
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s star-studded Broadway tribute to Hamilton‘s Mandy Gonzalez will feature guests Laura Benanti, Norbert Leo Butz, Edie Falco, Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley, Karlie Kloss, Joan Lunden, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gretta Monahan, Rachael Ray, Amy Robach, Nile Rodgers, and many more.
National Memory Day Concert
When: 8 pm ET, Sunday 5/24 on Facebook, YouTube and on PBS
While the concert traditionally airs from the West Lawn of the US Capitol, it will be a virutal event hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise to honor the military and frontline heroes. Performances and appearances include Gen. Colin Powell, Cynthia Erivo, Renee Fleming, Trace Adkins, CeCe Winans, Kelli O’Hara, Mary McCormack, the National Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Jackson, Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne and Esai Morales
CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special
When: 8 pm ET, Wednesday 6/3 on CMT
While this event usually takes place in the fall, it has swapped places with the 2020 CMT Music Awards. For the special, musicians are joining together to perform from their homes and celebrate those working in the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Performers include Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Kristen Bell, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, Darius Rucker, Lauren Daigle, and Carrie Underwood.