Couch Fest 2020 – How and Where to Tune In and Support Local Bands and Musicians

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 or tagging us @creativenorthshore.

Check back regularly because we’ll be adding to this as things come in! Last updated 4/14

Upcoming Live Streams

Social Distancing Festival

Check out this killer selection of music from around the world, or search by country. Don’t forget to share the pieces you love, and leave a comment for the artist!

Montreux Jazz Festival 

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 CharlesWu-Tang ClanJohnny CashNina SimoneMarvin GayeDeep PurpleCarlos 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:
Venmo – @joe-sabourin

For lessons email: contact@joesabourin.comVenmo: @joe-Sabourin

Posted by Joe Sabourin Music on Friday, March 20, 2020

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 Joneses

Ashley Skeffington

Happening now!! Unwind with some great music!!Livestream – Solo Acoustic Hour with Ashley Skeffington !! 😎👏🎼 She might be giving ya some 90's this evening! 🙂

Posted by Creative North Shore on Friday, April 10, 2020

True Colours

Joey Phoenix

Happening now!!! Joey Phoenix Makes Noise!! Benefiting The Greater Boston Food Bank ✨😍🎸🙂

Posted by Creative North Shore on Saturday, March 28, 2020


Happening now!!! Joey Phoenix Makes Noise!! Benefiting The Greater Boston Food Bank ✨😍🎸🙂

Posted by Creative North Shore on Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Away Games

Happening now!!!!!

Posted by Creative North Shore on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Skunk Sessions


Posted by Creative North Shore on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sarah Hadley

The Self-Quarantined Sequence of Superb Quality Tunes #8 Tonight we are sleepy so perhaps a bit silly.

Posted by Sarah-Hadley Yakir on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Ross Livermore

Saturday morning jams with Ross Livermore! We had an awesome time with Ross this week as he hosted a live stream for us.. Hoping to have him on again in the future!

Posted by Creative North Shore on Saturday, March 28, 2020

🌎 Hey World Episode 51 🌍Subscribe on iTunes: on SoundCloud: rosslivermore@gmail.comVenmo: Ross-LivermoreCash App: $RossLivermore

Posted by Ross Livermore on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Annie Brobst Music

ABB LIVE! Tour Announcement, live music, Q & A, and more! Come join us!Tips & Donations split evenly with bartenders Liz Harmon & Danny MacLean, sound engineer Amped Up Concert Productions, and the musicians! PayPal: @Annie-Brobst

Posted by Annie Brobst on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Arielle Kaplan

Happening now!! Costumed Singalong and Storytime with Princess Leia!Presented by Arielle KaplanActor, singer, historic…

Posted by Creative North Shore on Friday, March 27, 2020

Callie Hughes Music

Live with Caillie Hughes

Posted by Creative North Shore on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Joe Sabourin Music

Joe Sabourin is live! Saturday night jam session!

Posted by Creative North Shore on Saturday, March 21, 2020


Facebook Live Concert #1

"Virtual Tip Jar"Venmo: @Christian-McNeill PayPal:

Posted by McNeill on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Wood and Bone

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