Welcome to Couch Fest 2020! Unless you work at a grocery store, a hospital, a gas station, or a pharmacy – you’re probably at home with extra time on your hands. Local artists and musicians are doing their best to entertain you during these difficult times, and it’s the least you can do to tune in and maybe tip them $5-$15 for their efforts.
Here is our roundup of places to catch live-streamed music, take music classes, participate in virtual open mics, and listen to some recently recorded videos and live streams. If you have an artist to share, are planning a live stream, teaching classes, or doing cool stuff musically – send our editor a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging us @creativenorthshore.
Check back regularly because we’ll be adding to this as things come in! Last updated 4/7
Upcoming Live Streams
- Ashley Skeffington – Thursday 4/9 and 4/10 @ 6:30pm on Creative North Shore
Montreux Jazz Festival would like to bring a little magic into your home! We have made over 50 Festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple, Carlos Santana, and more. We hope that a little music and soul will brighten up your day!
Music Lessons and Workshops
Joe Sabourin Music
For lessons email: email@example.com
Venmo – @joe-sabourin
Virtual Open Mics
The Gulu Gulu Open Mic Shindig has gone online!
How it works:
- Join the Open Mic Shindig FB Group
- At 2 o’clock on Thursday each week, host Brian Donnelly will pull names out of a hat to determine the order of the day. So if you want to participate, get your names into that hat! Once the list is pulled it will go up on the shindig site.
- Next, participating people will need to record themselves performing their 10 minutes or less set if they don’t plan to go live during their turn. Uploaded videos should be sent to Brian as soon as they’re finished.
- Then, at 8pm, Brian will go live with the videos so people can comment and participate. Then afterwards, the videos will be available on the shindig page.
Recent Live Streams from Local Musicians
The Away Games
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