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Music Weekend: 320 Festival, Global Dance Festival, Billie Eilish, Bon Jovi and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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The 320 Festival, created by Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington's widow, Talinda, will raise awareness of mental health — and offer music by Coldplay's Chris Martin, Badflower, Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld, Kiiara, Lindsey Stirling, Echosmith and more, Friday through Sunday, May 8-10. The event also will include panel discussions and special appearances by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan, Yungblud and more. Free via 320Festival.com, KNETT.TV, Facebook Live and YouTube Live.



Other Events:



• The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame goes punk this week with performances from a variety of induction ceremonies honoring the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, the Stooges, the Clash, the Velvet Underground and others on its YouTube channel, with complementary materials at edu.rockhall.com.



• A lineup of artists — including Angela Perley, Danni Nicholls, Jon Latham, Kirby Brown, Michiganders Escaping Pavement and the Accidentals and more will be part of Black Oak Artists' Coronathon 2, running through Saturday, May 9, at facebook.com/blackoakartists/. Livestreams start at 6 each night.



• Incoming Detroit Symphony Orchestra director Jader Bignami's 2018 appearance, stepping for an ailing Leonard Slatkin to conduct Puccini's "Turandot," is featured on the DSO's watch party at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, on Facebook Live. The orchestra's other watch parties include performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Still's Symphony No. 1 at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, and "The Music of John Williams" at 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, as part of the Educational Concert Series. dso.org.



• The Lumineers, OneRepublic, Nathaniel Rateliff and Jewel headline Colorado Gives Back at 3 p.m. Friday May 8, on the Lumineers' YouTube Channel, with proceeds going to the Colorado Restaurant Association and the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund.



• Billie Eilish and her father, Patrick O'Connell, will play DJ for a "me & dad radio" special at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8, via Apple Music.



• Gospel star Marvin Sapp and Detroit music mainstay Eddie Baranek perform on the finale of "Come Together: A Relief Effort for Tourism Workers" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, via facebook.com/mlive. The five-night series is raising money for the Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund (mrlaef.org).



• Detroit singer-songwriter Stephie James, co-owner of the Desert Oasis coffee shops, celebrates the release of a new single, "Sin City," with a Facebook Live performance at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8.



• DJ and producer Gryffin, will premiere his first concert film, "Gravity Live From the Shrine" — filmed during two sold-out shows last fall in Los Angeles — at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 9, on YouTube.



• The Pickathon #AConcertADay series continues with performances by Nathaniel Rateliff (Friday, May 8), Zephaniah Ohora (Saturday, May 9) and Blake Mills and Nat Turner (Sunday, May 10), all at 4 p.m.



• Martin Guitars' Jam in Place series features Angela Petrilli at 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, and Brandy Clark at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, on Facebook Live.



• Lullabies From Detroit's weekend lineup on Facebook Live includes Alison Lewis on Friday, May 8, and Ron Rutherford on Saturday, May 9, both at 10 p.m.



• Lighthouse LIVE, benefiting the Oakland County non-profit Lighthouse, features 50 performers over 12 hours, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, on the organizations's Facebook and YouTube pages. Local favorites Sean Blackman, Thornetta Davis, Joan Belgrave, Austin Scott and Tegan Marie perform live, while Alice Cooper and Suzi Quatro are among those who contributed taped appearances.



• Members and former members of Yes, Genesis, Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Pendragon, the Pineapple Thief and more will be part of Prog From Home at 2 p.m. Saturday May 9, airing on the Prog Report YouTube channel.



• Denver's Global Dance Festival moves online this year, at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10, on twitch.tv/cardinalnow, with proceeds going to Direct Relief.



• The Fearless Records labels hosts a virtual music festival starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, on its YouTube channel, featuring acoustic performances from Detroit's I Prevail, the Pretty Reckless, All That Remains, Plain White T's, August Burns red and more.



• Sarah Brightman will stream "In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall" from 1997 at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, on her YouTube Channel to raise money for the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief and COVID-19 Solidarity Response funds.



• Katy Perry and Lil Nas X will headline a four-hour benefit concert starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, hosted by fashion e-retailer SHEIN on its app. Other performers include Rita Ora, Doja Cat and Hailey Bieber. The event will raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.



• Judah and the Lion will be joined by AWOLNation, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and otehrs for the Friends at Home Fast at 5:30 p.m. Saturday May 9 on Instagram, raising money for MusiCares, United Way and CrewNation.



• P!nk, Cher, Rob Thomas, Peter Frampton, Jordin Sparks, Il Volo and Angelique Kidjo will perform for "UNICEF Won't Stop" at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8 via UNICEFWontStop.org and on UNICEF USA’s YouTube page. Other celebrities appearing include Morgan Freeman, Téa Leoni and Sofia Carson.



• A "Mother's Day Tribute to Toshi Seeger" — a 12-hour festival starting at 1 a.m. Sunday, May 10, on Facebook Live — will not only honor the late filmmaker, activist and wife of Pete Seeger but also raise money for the couple's Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.



• The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Bon Jovi are teaming up for a special Mother's Day event at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10, on the Rock Hall's Facebook page and the band's YouTube Channel. Keyboardist David Bryan, recovered from Covid-19, will provide greetings and read selected messages from fans to their mother, followed by videos from Bon Jovi's 2018 Rock Hall induction.



• Nashville singer-songwriter Nora Jane Struthers, with Joe Overton, plays live at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10, as part of the Family Room Series hosted by The Ark in Ann Arbor via its web site, theark.org. "Admission" is free but donations will be solicited for both the artist and the venue; theark.org/family-room-series.



• Troy's Keynote Sisters celebrate Mother's Day by playing a set selected by their own mother for their weekly performance at 8 p.m. May 10 via Facebook Live.

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