Due to COVID-19, live music venues and music festivals have had to cancel or postpone many concerts for people to increase social distancing.
Although venues are closed, many music venues, festivals and local Virginia musicians are offering virtual options and properly distanced shows for visitors to listen and enjoy live music.
Explore some unique Virginia locations paired with local artists in the Virginia is for Lovers / Overcoast Sessions. The video series includes Dharma Bombs at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Inter Arma at the Byrd Park Pumphouse in Richmond, Mighty Joshua in the NEON District in Norfolk and Sherman Holmes at the Marshall Drug Store in Urbanna.
The Floyd Country Store has become a traditional gathering place on Friday nights for musicians, dancers and visitors from all over the world. The Friday Night Jamboree is an outstanding and authentic experience shared by old-timers and new visitors alike. During this time, the Floyd Country Store will be live streaming on Facebook at 6:30 p.m. every Friday night with a link to tip the band and venue.
Poetown Music in Strasburg, VA hosts livestream events
Also, Indie on Main in Keyser, WV hosts them
Sally Adams and Brian Jarboe (@SallyandBrianMusic) are playing a free live streaming concert during the pandemic every Sunday at noon ET from their Facebook page
Sally and Brian are music partners and friends who live and play music in Colonial Beach, Virginia. With the Potomac River as the backdrop, everyone’s invited to come, chime in, and enjoy an hour of good music and fun in real time. The duo plays an eclectic mix of folk, rock, jazz, and blues with Brian on guitar and percussion and Sally on vocals and flute. After every gig from April and May was cancelled, the pair still wanted to do music together. With a set up requiring 6 feet of distance between the two musicians, they keep making music for anyone who wants to hang out.
The band FarAway is hosting a live concert every Tuesday called “Tuesday Tributes.” They pay tribute to one of their favorite artists and collect donations for COVID-19 related causes. https://www.facebook.com/FarAwaysongs/