While we are all home self-isolating with nowhere to go aside from alternating spaces in our homes because of the coronavirus pandemic, a slew of musicians have taken to various platforms to offer their talents and pass the time in the form of mini concerts. We may not be able to go to the nearest arena or local bar to listen to live music, but we sure are able to take advantage of these free performances.
Despite their reunion tour being postponed, Romeo Santos and Aventura are once again set to entertain fans in Bud Light Seltzer Sessions: Your Flavor. Your Show. Kicking off on May 8, the Kings of Bachata are joining Karol G in the weekly music event that will stream on Bud Light YouTube channel and will benefit of the American Red Cross. “This Friday, get ready to swap out those quarantine sweatpants with your favorite weekend looks and prepare to sing, dance and party with me digitally,” the Tusa singer said.
With much of the nation remaining closed until mid-May, a new ‘concert’ was announced that will help make Cinco de Mayo quite the fiesta in your home. The Altísimo Live Festival will feature Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Luis Fonsi, J Balvin, Ana Brenda Contreras, Adamari Lopez, Gente de Zona, Becky G, Juanes, Diane Guerrero and more Latinx stars. Eva Longoria will co-host with iHeartLatino’s Enrique Santos and the live-streamed event will benefit the Farmworker’s COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund. Make sure to tune in via Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch and Twitter as well as various media platforms, including iHeartLatino’s radio stations and websites.
On Thursday, April 16, Disney hosted an epic singalong that featured Demi Lovato with Michael Bublé, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, the cast of High School Musical, Sofia Carson and more. The second installment will air on Mother’s Day with Shakira and many more.
In a historical performance on Easter Sunday, Andrea Bocelli sang from Milan’s famous Duomo Cathedral. The Music for Hope concert, representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world, was streamed on his YouTube channel. “On the day on which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honored and happy to answer ‘Sì’ to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan,” the tenor said.
In the midst of the mania, J Balvin successfully launched his new album Colores and partnered with Vevo to bring his new album to fans everywhere. “I'm so grateful that the team at Vevo helped me bring songs from my new album Colores to life,” he said. “I take the visual presentation of my music very seriously, so it was great to work with a team of creators that hold their work to the same standard. Being able to share this special performance with you means everything to me since I can’t perform for you in person right now.”
Sebastian Yatra joined Luisana Lopilato’s husband Michael Bublé for an epic Stay at Home Facebook Live. The Canadian singer and Colombian star, who became the number one Latin male artist on Tik Tok, blended their voices for a bilingual performance of epic proportions.
One Republic’s Ryan Tedder sang Better Days on Verizon’s Pay It Forward series. The weekly streaming entertainment series is in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19.
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes spent 24 minutes on an Instagram Live on 3/20 that continues to live on Youtube. “This is a crazy time, and we are all going to come out of this together,” the Havana singer noted. “We are going to pull through and try and connect.”
Juanes similarly had his own IG Live for Global Citizen on March 21. Over 30 musicians have participated so far and more will continue to use their platform to raise funds for the World Health Organization. Check here for additional concerts from Chris Martin, Niall Horan, H.E.R. and plenty of others.
From Vermont, Republic Records Noah Kahan launched Couch-Ella with Quinn XCII, Chelsea Cutler and more singers. Watch here.
Harry Styles joined Apple Music Beats 1’s Zane Lowe for songs and a chat.