It’s going to be a wonderful weekend of live-streamed online performances and concerts. Here’s a few of our favorites to keep you entertained.
Each year we bring the best artists from all over the country, and the world, to Irvine. This weekend we join them, where they are, in Hawaii, New Orleans, California and beyond….
For our Country fans:
Friday, 24 - Sunday 26 April
Country music fans can still enjoy a taste of Stagecoach this weekend by tuning in to ‘Stagecouch’ a weekend of streamed live music on Instagram and satellite radio from Friday to Sunday. The three-day broadcast features at home performances by headliners Carrie Underwood and Eric Church, plus artists like Ashley McBryde and more. It will be streamed on Sirius XM's "The Highway" on Channel 56. Click here to sign up for the SiriusXM free trial
Live from Hawaii:
Saturday, April 25 at 3pm
The 'Kōkua Festival 2020 - Live From Home' will feature Jack Johnson hosting and performing within a two-hour livestream from his front porch in Hawai‘i. He'll be sharing the digital stage with special at-home performances from Kōkua Festival alumni including: Ben Harper, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, Lukas Nelson, Paula Fuga, Kawika Kahiapo, John Cruz, Anuhea, Ron Artis II and his brother Thunderstorm Artis. Viewers will also be treated to at home cooking lessons from some of Hawaii’s top chefs, Ed Kenney and Mark Noguchi.
For our younger Shakespeare fans:
Saturday, April 25 at 11am - 2pm
Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare from The Old Globe, San Diego
During Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare the whole family can play and learn from the comfort of home, with interactive activities including a sonnet reading, live monologues, creative ruff-making, a hip-hop sonnet-writing workshop, a weapons and sword-handling demonstration, and a solo performance from San Diego Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
After all of that, you can enjoy this week’s National Theatre Live! Production of Twelfth Night which will be available to stream for free online until April 29.
For those who want to join in:
Saturday, April 25 at 12pm
Tony Bennett wants the world to sing his classic tune "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in honor of all front-line workers and medical professionals. The singalong event kicks off at 12 p.m. PST.. The celebrated singer would also like everyone who participates to share their videos via social media with the hashtag #SingOutSF. Here’s a video of Tony Bennett singing ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ so you can start practicing.
Tune in and support the musicians of New Orleans:
Saturday, April 25 at 12pm
With so many musicians losing their livelihoods during the current crisis the Band Together Benefit livestream concert aims to showcase their talents and raise money to support artists in the vibrant music city of New Orleans. The show kicks off on Saturday and will feature a wide range of music including PJ Morton, Ivan Neville, Kermit Ruffans, Tank and the Bangas, Jon Cleary and more.
Stay home, stay safe and enjoy some live music!