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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz May 17-23

| May 17, 2021

Twenty One Pilots (photo by Brad Heaton)

A rare Monday VIP Livestream commences at the “Night of Covenant House Stars,” a virtual gala on Monday, May 17 featuring appearances by Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Day, Jewel, Audra McDonald, Dolly Parton, Vanessa Williams, Sara Bareilles, Chita Rivera, Dionne Warwick, and more. RSVP to the event here.

Philly’s acclaimed Disco Biscuits added a last-minute hometown livestream concert to their current tour. The Fillmore Philadelphia will host the quartet tonight (Tuesday, May 18), with a broadcast available via Couchtour. tv starting at 6 PM CDT.

We’re usually gathered at Metro Chicago for it, but the “Virtual Hot Stove Cool Music Concert” returns Tuesday, May 18, via livestream. The virtual concert brings together music and baseball all-stars to raise critically needed funds to support the next generation of diverse leaders through the Foundation To Be Named Later and their nonprofit partners working on the frontlines with youth and families in underserved neighborhoods in Boston and Chicago. C0-founded by Theo Epstein and Baseball Hall of Fame journalist Peter Gammons, performances include Eddie Vedder; Grammy Award-winning Cellist Yo-Yo Ma; Julianna Hatfield; Bill Janovitz; Wyc Grousbeck and his band French Lick; Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo); Will Dailey; beloved Red Sox pitching standout Bronson Arroyo; and New York Yankee legend Bernie Williams. The fundraiser will also include an online auction of sports and music memorabilia along with priceless entertainment experiences. For more information, see the link here.

On May 20, Outpost in the Burbs presents “May Your Song Always Be Sung,” a virtual celebration of the music of Bob Dylan on his 80th birthday.  Performers include Robyn Hitchcock, Richard Barone, The Kennedys, Bettye LaVette, Nils Lofgren, Low Cut Connie, Richard Thompson, and more. Proceeds from the show benefit The Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair, NJ. Tune in on Facebook and YouTube at 7 PM.

Bebe Rexha will perform songs from her upcoming album, Better Mistakes, for the first time during her “The Better Mistakes Livestream Concert” this Thursday, May 20, at 8 PM. Get tickets here.

Join Jason Mraz for the world premiere of his “Look for the Good Live!” virtual concert featuring new and old songs performed by Jason and his reggae band on the Belly Up stage. Tune in Thursday, May 20 at 8 PM. Find tickets here.

Metz will perform their fourth album, Atlas Vending, live from Lee’s Palace on Friday, May 21 at 7 PM. Find tickets here.

Margo Price will stream her first-ever headlining set at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to celebrate the third anniversary of this landmark show. Watch for free on YouTube on Friday, May 21 at 8 PM.

The Wiltern Livestream series presents “Young Thug: Live at the Wiltern” this Friday, May 21, at 8 PM. Tickets on sale now.

One of the bigger livestreams this month, Twenty One Pilots, presents their “Livestream Experience” on May 21 (7 pm).  Tickets are $20, and each ticket lets you access a unique interactive experience in the days leading up to the show, including access to limited merchandise, special editions of their new album Scaled And Icy, unpublished content, and a chance for access to Tyler and Josh before the live performance. Buy tickets here.

Also, on May 21, The Glastonbury Festival presents ‘Live At Worthy Farm,” a livestream featuring performances by Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, and special guests. The stream will benefit Oxfam, Greenpeace, and WaterAid, as well as helping secure Glastonbury’s return in 2022.  Tickets start at $27.50, and you can buy them here.

Bon Jovi’s  “close circuit” concert event livestreams “Drive-In” style this Saturday, May 22, 8:30 – 10:30 PM. See it at ChiTown Movies, 2343 S Throop St in Chicago. You can purchase tickets here.

Everybody’s favorite parody metal experience, Steel Panther’s “Fans Come First” live stream, will air on May 22 at 4 pm, with a setlist curated by the band’s fans. Submit your song suggestions (if you’re not too late) and get tickets for the stream here.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album Leveler, August Burns Red will perform it during a full-production livestream concert on May 22 at 8 PM ET. Get tickets from their website.

Emperor’s “A Night of Emperial Wrath 2021” will stream on Sunday, May 23, at 2 PM CST to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band’s formation. Buy tickets here.

Savannah Music Festival announced a series of free and low-cost livestream performances by acclaimed classical, jazz, and American roots artists during the festival’s much-anticipated 2021 Spring Season on May 23-30. SMF’s first event, “Jazz at Lincoln Center Septet,” with Wynton Marsalis, launches May 23.

-Ashley Perez Hollingsworth with David Gedge

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