Concerts

The Best Online Concerts Thanksgiving Week

Mary Chapin Carpenter plays an online concert Friday night.
Mary Chapin Carpenter plays an online concert Friday night. Aaron Farrington
Level Red COVID-19 restrictions have slowed down live shows, but music lovers need not worry; there are a number of virtual concerts, from both local acts like Kim Dawson and the Colorado Symphony and national artists including Dua Lipa, Billy Strings and the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. Here's our list of the best online concerts this weekend:

Dua Lipa
Friday, November 27, 1:30 p.m.
Online
$14.99
British singer Dua Lipa's virtual concert Studio 2054 is a kaleidoscopic rocket-fueled journey through time, space, mirror balls, roller discos, bucket hats, belting beats and more.

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Friday, November 27, 6 p.m.
Online
$20

Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter performs a solo set, live-streamed from Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia. The performance will be released later as a live album, with album pre-orders and special event merchandise available to purchase with tickets to the stream.

Twiddle
Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28, 6 p.m.
Online
$19.99 and up

The jam band Twiddle live-streams two nights from the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, as part of its annual Friendsgiving throwdown.

Billy Strings
Saturday, November 28, 6 p.m.
Online
$14.99-$29.99
This is an encore broadcast of guitarist Billy Strings's crowdless Red Rocks set that was originally recorded in September.


Kim Dawson
Saturday, November 28, 8 p.m.
Online
Free

Dazzle presents a live-stream concert from singer Kim Dawson, who draws from a broad range of influences including jazz, soul, R&B, pop and gospel.

Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Americas Virtual Concert
Saturday, November 28, 5 p.m.
Online
Free

This virtual concert features Colorado Symphony musicians alongside Raquel Garcia, Emilia Zepeda Yanez, Jeanette Trujillo, Lucero Mariachi, ChampaƱa Nevin, Rumbatea and ArtistiCO.

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Saturday, November 28, 5 p.m.
Online
Free/donations
Country-blues band the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band continues its decade-long tradition of playing Thanksgiving weekend shows. The band also just released its new single, a cover of the Merle Travis blue-collar classic "16 Tons."

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