While we can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend: Yola performs in Jack Daniel's Crash the Couch livestream festival to benefit the Sweet Relief Fund tonight, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi perform in the online Philadelphia Folk Festival on Saturday, Jeremy Denk and Tyondai Braxton each take part in the Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, and Rachael & Vilray's July concert at Black Birch Vineyard gets its streaming premiere on Sunday.
While we can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend. To find out how you can support independent music venues and #SaveOurStages while we stay home, visit the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).
Yola performs in Jack Daniel's Crash the Couch virtual music festival tonight. The two-night livestream event, which continues on Saturday, is in support of the Sweet Relief Fund to benefit musicians impacted by COVID-19. You can watch it here.
Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi perform songs from their 2019 album, there is no Other, and more in the 59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, all online this year, from Ireland this Saturday afternoon 2:45pm EDT. The festival began on Thursday and runs through Sunday.
Tickets are available and performances take place at folkfest.org.
Jeremy Denk and Tyondai Braxton each take part in the latest edition of Bang on a Can Marathon—six hours of music streaming live starting at 3pm EDT on Sunday with a performance from Wu Man. Braxton is early in the line-up, while Jeremy Denk closes out the entire event with a performance of the Ligeti piano étude L’escalier du diable. That piece also closes Denk's 2012 Nonesuch debut album, Ligeti/Beethoven.
The concert is free, but the purchase of tickets is encouraged to help ensure additional performances. Go to bangonacanorg.
Rachael & Vilray performed a socially distanced concert of songs from their self-titled debut album in the beautiful and surroundings of Black Birch Vineyard outside Northampton, MA, on July 28. The concert gets its streaming premiere this Sunday at 8pm EDT as part of the Parlor Room Home Sessions, presented by Signature Sounds. You can watch it then and donate at signaturesounds.com.
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