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Self-isolated? Socially distant? Quarantined? Just bored? Check out the Virtual Music Events Directory.

It’ll be a while before we get back into the habit of going out to see live music. And if you’re caught in isolation for some reason due to the coronavirus–hey, maybe you’re feeling good but have been told to work from home–you gotta keep from going squirrelly.

Yes, there’s Netflix and all kinds of on-demand TV. But if you’re craving live music, there haven’t been many options. Until now.

Virtual Music Events Directory is an always-updating document that details all the live-stream gigs scheduled. It also lists way that we can support musicians financially. Remember that the vast majority of working musicians need to work to put food on the table and to pay the rent. They are facing a serious crisis.

Created by Cherie Hu, the document begins this way:

“My goal is to build a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for anyone seeking guidance on how to stage alternative music events in this moment of significant upheaval for the industry. If I’m missing any crucial tools or upcoming events, please notify me, the author, via email at [email protected].

“Also, while this directory will always be free and is 100% a labor of love, any gesture to help support its creation and maintenance is welcome. If interested and able, you can donate whatever amount you wish via PayPal, Venmo or Buy Me A Coffee.

“Thank you so much for reading! ❤️”

Fantastic idea. Go here.

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