Concerts

The Best Concerts of the Week

St. Vincent performs at the Ally Coalition 7th Annual Talent Show, which streams tonight, December 21.
St. Vincent performs at the Ally Coalition 7th Annual Talent Show, which streams tonight, December 21. Santiago Vidal Charboneau
While we've included a few holiday shows in this week's roundup, check out our more comprehensive holiday concert guide here. The big online event this week is The Ally Coalition 7th Annual Talent Show, which includes performances from Big Red Machine, Bleachers, Brittany Howard, Lana Del Rey, Muna, Maggie Rogers, Shamir, Sleater-Kinney, Spoon, St. Vincent and more; the event is a fundraiser for the coalition, which serves the LGBTQ youth community. Here's our list of the best online concerts this week.


Billy Strings
December 21 to 25
Online
Free/Donations

"String the Halls: Home for the Holidays Edition" is a twelve-days-of-bluegrass fundraising series, with Billy Strings posting a new performance every day through December 25.

GRiZ
December 21 to 23
Online
Price TBD

Electronica artist GRiZ continues his seventh annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS virtual event series, which runs every day until December 23.

The Ally Coalition 7th Annual Talent Show
Monday, December 21, 7 p.m.
Online
Free/Donations

The night will be curated by Ally Coalition founding members Jack Antonoff and Rachel Antonoff, and will include performances by Big Red Machine, Bleachers, Blu DeTiger, the Chicks, Clairo, Claud, Andrew Dost, Brittany Howard, Lana Del Rey, Muna, Maggie Rogers, Shamir, Sleater-Kinney, Spoon, St. Vincent, Rufus Wainwright, Wallows, Tierra Whack, Hayley Williams, and surprise guests. Comedians Kalen Allen, Mike Birbiglia, Aidy Bryant, Chris Laker, the Lucas Bros., Jacqueline Novak, Reggie Watts and Roy Wood Jr., will appear to provide one-minute standup sets, and Rachael Ray will share her favorite one-minute recipe. Monies raised throughout the evening will be used to distribute to partner organizations around the country that serve the LGBTQ youth community.

Fleet Foxes
Monday, December 21, 7 p.m.
Online
$20

"A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream" is a solo acoustic show from Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Big Band Holidays
December 21 to 26
Online
$25

A virtual, family-friendly concert featuring big-band arrangements of holiday classics during the week leading up to Christmas, with performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell, Kurt Elling, RubĂ©n Blades, Ashley Pezzotti and more.

Annie Booth Trio
Wednesday, December 23, 7 p.m.
Online
Free

Dazzle presents a live stream of jazz pianist Annie Booth and her trio playing Vince Guaraldi's soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas and other holiday tunes.

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