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Help us build a virtual gig list of musical performances online

Nur-D performing at The Current. (Nate Ryan/MPR)

In this unprecedented public health emergency, concerts of all sizes have been cancelled or postponed around the world. Minnesota musicians are among those connecting with audiences online as artists and fans practice the social distance required to slow the spread of COVID-19. It’s a scary time, but as in other tough times, people are turning to musicians and other artists to lend comfort and inspiration.

If you’re an artist planning a virtual gig online, or if you’re a fan aware of an upcoming performance, please use this form to let us know! We’re especially on the lookout for Minnesota artists’ virtual shows, but are happy to include any artist of interest to The Current’s audience. All times below are CDT.

Springboard for the Arts has also published a resource guide for artists, and its staffers have contributed to a national resource guide; a national webinar for freelance artists across all disciplines is planned for Monday. The Twin Cities Music Community Trust has created a fund to support artists in this unprecedented situation, and Springboard is accepting donations to a Personal Emergency Relief Fund for Minnesota artists.

Tuesday, March 17

Michael Franti: TBD from San Francisco on Facebook

Patti Smith: 1 p.m. on Instagram

Lissie: 1 p.m. on Instagram

John Legend: 3 p.m. on Instagram

Frank Turner: 3:30 p.m. from England on Instagram

Christine and the Queens: 5 p.m. on Instagram

Dropkick Murphys: 6 p.m. from Boston on DropkickMurphys.com

Ben Gibbard: 6 p.m. on YouTube

Juniper Douglas: 8 p.m. on Instagram

Lydia Liza: 8 p.m., reading a movie script from Minneapolis on Instagram

Eli Gardiner: 8 p.m. from Marquette, Michigan on Facebook

Wednesday, March 18

Dan Israel: 7:30 p.m. from St. Louis Park, Minnesota on Facebook

Thursday, March 19

Nur-D and friends: TBD from Minneapolis on Twitter

Coyote Kid: 7 p.m. from Minneapolis on Facebook

Saturday, March 21

Nur-D and friends: TBD on Facebook

Sesay Music: 9:30 a.m. on Facebook

Loreweavers: 4 p.m. from Minneapolis on Instagram

Seth Glier: 8 p.m. from Shelburne, Massachusetts on Facebook

Sunday, March 22

Nur-D and friends: TBD from Minneapolis on Facebook

Seth Glier: 2 p.m. from Shelburne, Massachusetts on Facebook

Vicky Emerson: 5 p.m. from Minneapolis on Facebook

Friday, March 27

Seth Glier: 7 p.m. from Shelburne, Massachusetts on Facebook