Put on your festival gear! Lollapalooza 2020 will be held virtually as “Lola2020,” a festival livestream, on YouTube, July 30-August 2. It will highlight a mix of iconic past performances from Paul McCartney, LCD Soundsystem Chance the Rapper, Metallica, OutKast and Arcade Fire, as well as many other acts. New performances for "Lolla2020" include a live virtual set from Alison Wonderland as well as performances by H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Louis the Child, Vic Mensa and Yungblud.
While we are saddened by not being able to attend music festivals this Summer, the good news is we can virtually venture to concerts we might not normally attend! How about heading to Manitoba, Canada?
This week, the annual Winnipeg Folk Festival becomes the Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home, combining both past and new performances from Birds Hill Provincial Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 5 PM Pacific Time. The concert will feature past performances from Sheryl Crow, Bahamas, Arlo Guthrie, Passenger, the War and Treaty and more! Brand new appearances include Vance Joy, William Prince, Kurt Vile and the Sadie’s and Waxahatchee.
Americana fans will not have to miss out this year. The Americana Music Association Foundation has announced “Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference”. It’s a new online music industry conference experience from Sept. 16-18, 2020. The virtual conference will feature Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Mavis Staples as well as AMAF Board Members Jackson Browne, Rhiannon Giddens and T Bone Burnett.
Go Back to the 80’s on June 13 with “Back to the Basement“- a virtual concert to support and honor first responders and health-care workers who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
“Back to the Basement” is intended to bring us back to the days where kids watched
music video after music video on MTV in their basements. If you’re a SoCal native like me and you’ve never seen a house with a basement... well, it sounds cool, so we’ll just go with it.