Quarantine Music Festivals
As spring is blooming in full force, we are still stuck at home. Restaurants are closed, stores are dangerous, and concerts are cancelled, all of them. Most of us are going only to essential jobs and on the most burning errands in our cities that are mostly shut down. This is why so many of us don’t know what to do with ourselves – we need freedom, jobs, and music. While the first two are hard to come by these days, music is not. Music is more alive than ever, only on different platforms than before.
You can hear new songs and watch live stream concerts, but instead of a park or stage, you will have to do it from your sofa, for a while at least, because this too shall pass.
The Blues Festival Guide is a place to find out everything you need to know about all blues live streams and online concerts. You will find links to all venues on their website, Facebook, and Instagram. This service is used by artists as well.
Blues Festival Guide and many other organizations are providing that vital link between artists and viewers, bridging the gap, and offering opportunities for music to be played and heard by people and for people.
Music is taking place everywhere without sacrificing safety. Blues Festival Guide has been involved with blues music for 20 years and has experience that can guide them through these unusual times flawlessly. Blues music heals and can do that even remotely. Musician videos are getting high exposure from all over the world every day, showing increased online activity.
The Blues Festival Guide magazine and all their media products have been awarded with Keeping The Blues Alive Award and remains one of the most influential platform for everything blues related in the U.S. and Canada.
If we venture outside of blues, we find everybody dealing with too much time on their hands and too many weird thoughts – take Madonna in milky bathtub, strange content on TikTok, and new songs about our ordeal.
Music lovers and fans are very happy each time something new happens in the music scene – new songs, new concerts, or new DJ sets on all platforms imaginable:
Erykah Badu recently had her Quarantine Concert Series kick started for $1 per person.
Dance group Autechre is sometimes mixing house music for 12 hours a day on internet radio Mixlr.
Anthony Hamilton is singing soul on Instagram for free.
Tim McGraw is inspiring other country singers to join him and do solo acoustic interpretations of their songs. Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Luke Combs, and many others participated so far.
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz staged an online battle of beats and attracted a crowd of 20,000 virtual listeners.
D-Nice from Bronx hosted a Homeschool Dance Party on Instagram and drew not only a crowd of 100,000, but famous onlookers too – Rihanna, Diddy, Will Smith, Stevie Wonder, Dwayne Wade, Oprah, Mark Zuckerberg, Michelle Obama, and even Joe Biden. D-Nice played all sorts and styles of music, and spun tracks by artists that joined his party. It was lit and it almost felt like a real party. He is set to repeat it for a Couch Party: A Voter Registration Set Live together with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative.
Those of us who wanted something less loud, could join DJ Premier’s page to hear his life story and then to immerse in his turntable music set. That was a true treat of golden age hip hop for famous and less so listeners.
All those concerts, live streams, and mega sets are helping us feel less lonely and less scared. It’s always nicer to listen to music while in bed knowing that you are not alone, that there are 100,000 people doing the same and joining you in spirit.
Once it is all over, let’s get those artists remembered and paid, because during our deepest need, they had every right to do nothing, but instead they went all out and entertained us. For now all we can say to them is Thank You!