Virtual Concerts


Are your summers spent crowd-surfing and dancing to live music with your friends?


Unfortunately, due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, artists from Dave Matthews Band to Journey to Snoop Dogg have canceled or rescheduled summer tours, according to information on the Billboard website.


For concert-goers missing this festival season, all is not lost! Check out these virtual concerts to get your summer music fix.


1. Tomorrowland - Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26

The Belgium-based electronic dance music festival is online this year, and packs in nine hours of music per day on July 25 and 26, according to the Tomorrowland website.

Dubbed Tomorrowland Around the World - The Digital Festival, the interactive event includes a 3D map, and viewers can enjoy music, activities, webinars, games, workshops, and eight different virtual stages.


More than 60 artists are participating in the online event, including Afrojack, David Guetta,

Dubbed Tomorrowland Around the World, the digital festival includes more than 60 artists.

This year's lineup includes Afrojack, Don Diablo, David Guetta, and Tiesto, among many others.


If you can't watch the full 18 hours this weekend, performances are available on the Relive platform for one week, from July 27 to Aug. 2.

Purchase tickets for Saturday, Sunday, or the weekend at https://www.tomorrowland.com/.

Check the website to learn when the festival starts in your Time Zone.


2. The Roots Picnic: Saturday, June 27

The 13th annual Roots Picnic, usually held in Philadelphia, will be streamed online this year.

The Roots Picnic is known as a day-long thip-hop and R&B music festival, according to the Visit Philadelphia website. In previous years, the Roots Picnic included performances from Lil Wayne and Pharrell, and a podcast stage with panels.


For 2020, the Roots Picnic has appearances by Michelle Obama, who served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, Grammy Award-winning performer Janelle Monae, and Tracee Ellis Ross, actress, singer, and television host.


Performers include H.E.R., Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, and SZA, to name a few.

The show kicks off at 8 p.m. EST on June 27.

For more information, see http://rootspicnic.com/philly/.


3. 4th with the Family, a Night of Music with Zac Brown Band: Friday, July 3

The Zac Brown Band, known for country music hits like "Toes" and "Chicken Fried" will Livestream a free, acoustic performance at 8 p.m. EST on July 3.


Donations collected through the concert will benefit the Camp Southern Ground's Warrior programs. Warrior programs aim to help veterans who served after Sept. 11, 2001, transition to civilian life after military service, and help those with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and combat stress, according to the Camp Southern Ground website.

Donate to the cause and RSVP for the concert at https://www.campsouthernground.org/.


4. Rave Family Block Fest: Thursday, July 9, to Monday, July 13

Originally Electric Blockaloo, the virtual music festival, recently changed its name to the Rave Family Block Fest and changed its dates from late June to July, according to information on the Rave Family Block Fest Facebook page.


Electric Blockaloo included a lineup of more than 950 artists on 65-plus virtual stages

The original lineup included Steve Aoki, ZHU, Carl Craig, and Galantis. This EDM festival will be steamed via Minecraft.


Buy tickets, get artist guestlist links, and learn more about the event at https://rave.family/.


While the coronavirus may have put a kink in your plans, live music can still be the soundtrack to your summer.