Songbyrd Music House (Photo by Ben Eisendrath)
While DC’s music venues have been shuttered during the current emergency lockdown, several prominent concert halls have moved to hosting performances online.
So, here’s a round-up of DC venues hosting concerts on Facebook or Instagram along with when you can watch!
The Hamilton Loft (Virtual) Happy Hour Series. The Loft is (virtually!) open. Tune in every weekday for live happy hour jams with some of our favorite artists. Wishing you could stop by The Hamilton for happy hour? Missing live music in The Loft? Introducing our Hamilton Loft Virtual Happy Hour series! Tune in to our Facebook Live every weekday at 5:30pm ET!
Follow The Hamilton on Facebook.
Pearl Street Live. Pearl Street Warehouse, located in The Wharf, may be closed at the moment, but its YouTube channel is open. Visit YouTube channel Pearl Street LIVE for livestreams and recorded shows, which Pearl Street Warehouse hosts several times a week.
Follow Pearl Street Warehouse on YouTube.
Sixth & I Living Room Sessions. Sixth & I launched a new Living Room Sessions virtual concert series designed to spotlight local musical talent during this challenging time. These shows stream for free from our Facebook page, and Sixth & I is splitting any donations received with the artists. Shows generally are at 4pm ET.
Caged Byrd Livestream Series. Songbyrd Music House is producing a Caged Byrd Livestream Series via Instagram. Local DC musicians and DJs play sets, generally on Tuesday and Thursdays starting at 8pm ET. Songbyrd has additional Instagram programming, some of it starting later, so tune into the venue’s Instagram page to see what’s happening.
You & US: A Live Series. Union Stage is bringing artists to you via Instagram in a livestream for its You & US: A Live Series. Showtimes vary with performances starting at 2pm ET or 7pm ET. Union Stage has been reaching deep into its resources and booking musicians outside of the DC metro area.