Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/2-10/4: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Live, Democracy Comes Alive, Bruce Hornsby, Corey Taylor, Joan Osborne

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It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of COVID-19. This weekend’s array of live stream concerts is especially eclectic, so there ought to be something for everyone, depending on your particular interest. Live Three-Day Virtual Guitar Festival — Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4 (, free)

Some of the world’s most accomplished and renowned guitarists will come together — virtually, of course — for Live, a three-day global virtual event scheduled for this weekend, Oct. 2-4, 2020.

In addition to involvement from some of the industry’s biggest guitar manufacturers and brands, the event promises workshops, performances, interviews, panels and more.

For full details and to check out the programming, visit

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival — Saturday, Oct. 3 (Free)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the annual San Francisco festival that is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, saw its in-person event cancelled due to COVID-19 — only to announce an online version instead, and Let the Music Play On will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, blending new performances and archival sets from the festival.

For more details, visit

Democracy Comes Alive: A Virtual Festival to Get Out the Vote — Saturday, Oct. 3 (free/donations accepted)

Democracy Comes Alive is a one-day virtual music festival promoting voter participation produced by Live for Live Music in partnership with HeadCount.

Access to the show is free if you check your voter registration, and donations are also accepted.

Bruce Hornsby — The Ridgefield Playhouse 20th Anniversary Livestream — Saturday, Oct. 3 ($40)

Bruce Hornsby will take part in a fundraising concert for the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, with auction items and much more. More info:

Join us for a full performance with Bruce Hornsby as well as virtual guest appearances from artists who have performed at The Ridgefield Playhouse over the past 20 years. From Todd Rundgren to Paul Shaffer and more, this special Live Stream 20th Anniversary event will be filled with lots of surprises as Hornsby and other performers get together to support the intimate 500 seat Ridgefield Playhouse. Right now, more than ever, small nonprofit theaters need your help. As a master storyteller, Hornsby and so many other artists, know the importance of supporting small non profit venues where they can play their music, tell their stories and connect with audiences.

Joan Osborne — Live from Ardmore Music Hall — Saturday, Oct. 3 (Free,

Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne will play a special free live stream concert event from the Ardmore Music Hall in Pennsylvania on Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT:

Watch the free stream at this link:

Corey Taylor Forum or Against ‘Em Full-Production Live Stream Concert — Friday, Oct. 2 ($20+,

Corey Taylor, front man of Slipknot and Stone Sour, will celebrate the release of his debut solo album, CMFT, with a full-production live stream concert event from the Forum in Los Angeles on Friday, with the ability to re-stream the initial broadcast for those who purchase a ticket for $20.

Forum or Against ‘Em will be a full arena production complete with a visual feast of pyrotechnics, a stacked set list featuring all tracks from CMFT, select fan-favorite cuts from Taylor’s Slipknot and Stone Sour catalogues, a handful of covers and an incendiary guest performance from rock n’ roll girl-gang dance squad, The Cherry Bombs.

Enjoy this weekend’s live stream concerts!

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