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From Coachella to Carnegie

Whether it's famous festivals, hallowed halls or the Apollo, check out these great music venues saving you a seat.

Outdoor concerts may be a bit of nostalgia in 2020, but the summer fun's not canceled! Coachella brings the noise with a slick, celeb-filled doc, “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert.” Portland, Oregon’s Pickathon Music Festival shares ‘A Concert a Day’ for those missing their annual indie, rock and bluegrass party. And the UK’s Reading Festival – the world’s longest running popular music fest – has compiled favorite bands from their 2019 line-up with their partner Leeds Festival to tide fans over ‘til '21...

On stage at an outdoor concert with sun flare

New York’s Apollo Theater isn’t letting a quiet stage delay its celebration of 86 years of African American music and culture. The “Let’s Stay (In This) Together” benefit brings together Dionne Warwick, Doug E. Fresh, spellbinding dancer Lil’ Buck (at 1 hr 6 min left), and Kool & the Gang (at 34 min left), whose at-home jam session is a great reason to dance.

Black & white photo of an African American singer with guitarist

With the best music venues closed, we can still grab a seat for great shows from brighter days. Check out The Rolling Stones at NYC’s Beacon Theatre, the Dave Matthews Band at Washington state's Gorge Amphitheatre and Mumford & Sons rocking Colorado’s Red Rock Amphitheatre, named a top ten best live music spot in the U.S. by Rolling Stone magazine.

Packed audience applauding at a music concert with bright lights

Carnegie Hall’s curtain still rises every week with new streaming orchestra performances. Carnegie Hall Fridays run through July 11, with each program posted Fridays at 3am EDT through that weekend. For now, the answer to the joke “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” is still practice…and a good wi-fi connection.

Four orchestra musicians playing stringed instruments

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