With live shows on hold, songwriters and musicians in the Triangle are coming into your living room (from a distance.) Lots of live streams are being planned, and Triangle Music Collective is helping to get you all the information. It’s collecting a list of live streams here. They’ve also got a Facebook page where you can see updates.
When we get back to seeing live music in person, Triangle Music Collective will continue to be a resource for musicians and music-lover in the Triangle.
But right now you have an opportunity to listen to live music in a safe setting. You’ll have the chance to tip performers through Venmo or other means, and in some cases you’ll have the chance to help out music venues and other organizations.
We are adding these at-home shows to this page and to our Virtual Events Calendar, where you can see both local and non-local events. After you see what’s coming up from Triangle area musicians, scroll down to see a few days from our Virtual Events Calendar.
Shake Sugaree Americana Residency with Jonathan Byrd at the Kraken
7 p.m. to 10 pm.
BJ Barham of American Aquarium — Live from the Quarantine
Every Wednesday and Sunday
The Triangle Virtual Open Mic Night
Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dwarf Star Studios and The Triangle Music Collective present the first in a series of virtual open mic nights dedicated to Triangle, NC area talent!
If you are a performer and want to reserve a spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be provided easy instructions on how to participate via your computer or phone.
Musical Aid Streaming Set with Libby Rodenbough
Sunday, April 26th, 2020
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
NC PIedmont DSA and Mutual Aid Carrboro Present
Musical Aid: A Streaming Series Benefiting Workers
Tune in for an evening of songs and solidarity with Libby Rodenbough,one of the Triangle’s most distinctive and innovative songwriters.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, millions of workers are experiencing the dangerous and frightening realities of losing wages in a society that prizes those wages over human lives.
That’s why NC Piedmont DSA has partnered with Carrboro Mutual Aid and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief efforts in the Triangle to create the COVID-19 Mutual Aid Relief Fund. Money given to this fund will be used to support workers facing serious disruption because they’ve been kept home without pay. Right now, we are responding to requests for aid with fixed-size grants of $150.
Libby grew up in suburban North Carolina playing Suzuki violin and crying to indie rock. In college, she started to wonder about fiddle and the string band music that came out of these parts, and around the same time her friends started a folk band called Mipso and asked her to join. For the last six or seven years she’s been traveling around the country playing music and writing songs about the subsequent questions.
The stream will be offered for a recommended $10 donation, though more is always welcome. Since this is a fund for all workers, and artists are workers just like the rest of us, the first $150 raised will fund a grant to the performer. All other proceeds will go directly to the COVID-19 Mutual Aid Relief Fund. Donate now, or support during the performance.
More Music Events (All virtual right now!)
If you do see an in-person event in this list right now, it’s just because we overlooked removing it. It’s not happening.