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

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Jon Bon Jovi will be more than halfway there when he performs a streaming concert at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, via the Hampton Water Facebook page as part of Live Nation's Live From Home series. Bon Jovi and his son Jesse will also host a "virtual happy hour," with a Q&A and wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. via livenation.com.



Other events (all subject to change):



The 59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival is underway online, running through Sunday, Aug. 16, with multiple streams of music and more, as well as the presentation of the Woody Guthrie Prize to Joan Baez. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased via folkfest.org, which also has schedules and updates.



Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 14, for Metallica's Encore Drive-In Nights concert taking place Aug. 29 at theaters around the North America. The performance will be specially filmed for the event, the group's first show of 2020. Three Days Grace will open. Tickets are $115 for cars of up to six people and include four digital downloads of the band's new "S&M2" album. Visit ticketmaster.com/encore-metallica or encorenights.com.







Elton John offers up another archival performance at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, via his YouTube channel.



Britain's Placebo has reached into its archives for a new "Lost Tapes" series that premieres Friday, Aug. 14 via YouTube, starting with its performance at the 1996 Phoenix Festival in Stratford-Upon-Avon.



Rave the Vote Episode 2 features performances and DJ sets from Detroit's own Inner City, Lost Resort, Sofi Tukker, TOKiMONSTA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Carl Craig and more at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, via ravethevote.org. Donations will benefit the Movement For Black Lives.



British prog rockers Kyros will be joined by members of Haken, Lonely Robot and IHLO for a virtual concert covering Rush, Genesis, Imogen Heap and others at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 on its Facebook page. Kyros also releases a new album, "Celexa Dreams," on Friday.



Jam band Twiddle plays at 6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 14-16 three sets each night from a drive-in in Essex Junction, Vt., via livexlive.com. Tickets are $29.99.



Country singer Caylee Hammack releases her debut album with a livestream at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, on Facebook and YouTube. Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes will be special guests.



The Metropolitan Opera's nightly streaming series features Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" from 2008 on Friday, Aug. 14, Puccini's "La Boheme" from 2014 on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Verdi's "Luisa Miller" from 1979 on Sunday, Aug. 16 all at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and MET Opera on Demand social apps.



Alt.rockers All Time Low play an iHeart Radio At Home Session at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, via livexlive.com, with replays on the hour for the rest of the night.



Singer-songwriter Arlo McKinney, the last artist John Prine signed to his Oh Boy Records label before he died this year, will celebrate the release of "Die Midwestern" with a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Tickets are $20 at store.johnprine.com/products/.



Philadelphia rockers Nick Perri & the Underground Thieves celebrate the release of a new album, "SUN VIA," at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, from the Ardomore Music Hall, via the venue's Facebook and YouTube sites. Tickets run up to $49 and are available via ardmoremusichall.com.



String Cheese Incident's "Friday Night Cheese" features a 200 show from Santa Fe at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, free via nugs.tv.



Singer-songwriter Aubrie Sellers celebrates tehr elease of her new cpvers EP "World on Fire" at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Tickets on sale via stores.portmerch.com/aubriesellers/.



Nashville's Ryman Auditorium rolls out a new "Live at the Ryman" series with King & Country at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug 14. Tickets are $10, or $50 for the full six-show run, via ryman.com.



The Los Angeles duo Best Coast will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut album, "Crazy For You," by performing it in its entirety at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, on the group's YouTube channel. Paramore's Hayley Williams, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches are expected to make guest appearances.



The Everyone Orchestra featuring members of the Decemberists, STS9, Trey Anastasio Band and more premiere new pieces and will sit for interviews live from Portland, Ore., at 9:30 p.m. Friday, via nugs.tv. Tips and donations will be collected for the artists.







Ringo Starr, Cheap Trick, Macy Gray, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Guns N' Roses' Slash, John Oates and many more will perform as part of the (DE) Tour Music Festival, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 from the artists' homes as well as iconic music venues in New York and Los Angeles. Several well-known music photographers will also make appearances. Proceeds go to the National Independent Venue Association and MusiCares. Free via RollingLiveStudios.com. VIP tickets are $11 via nocapshows.com.



The Who's "Join Together @ Home" streaming concert series continues at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, on the group's YouTube channel. Donations are encouraged for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.



British folk-rock troupe Fairport Convention's annual Cropredy festival goes online this weekend as Cropready Connection , kicking off at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 and running through 7 p.m. on the festival's YouTube channel. The group's own set from 2019 will be streamed along with other archival performances, including one from former member Richard Thompson.



Progstock's online series features members of Frogbelly and Symphony, Andre Cholomondeley of Project/Object, Cell15's Bob Richardson and Gabriel Agudo on Saturday, Aug. 15. Tickets are available via stageit.com/ProgStock. Info and updates at ProgStock.com.



Alice in Chains' William DuVall plays a solo acoustic show at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, via StageIt.com. Tickets are $15.



Pianist Robin Spielberg plays a solo set as part of the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.







Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker team up for a performance on the Grand Ole Opry's Livestream at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, on the historic venue's Facebook Live and YouTube pages.



Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel plays the first of two livestreamed concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, from Nashville, with proceeds benefitting The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va. Rob Ickles and Trey Hensley open. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of show via store.tommyemmanuel.com. The second show takes place at 9 p.m. Aug. 29, with Andy McKee opening and proceeds going to the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.



As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, 311 streams its show from Mardis Gras in New Orleans earlier this year at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, via fantracks.com and an hour later on Direct TV.







British rockers Biffy Clyro will play its entire new album, "A Celebration of Endings," from Glasgow, Scotland, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 via YouTube. Tickets are $20 and available via biffyclyro.com/livestream.



Galactic will be featured in performance at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 from Tipitina's in New Orleans, via nugs.tv. Tickets are $11.99.



Pepper is joined by friends for "a night of stripped back performances" at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 from the Belly Up in Solana Beach, Calif. Tickets are $10 via nocapshows.com.



Alt.rockers the Wrecks play two sets "Live at the Shag Chateau," at 10 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 day of show, with a $6 VIP afterparty. $20 gets the whole package. thewrecks.veeps.com.



Genre-blending singer-songwriter Trevor Hall streams live from the Fox Theater in Boulder, Colo., at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 via nugs.tv.



The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Principal Wind Quintet will perform a Summer Series concert at noon on Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard near Eastern Market in Detroit. The show is free but limited to about 75 people, with COVID-19 protocols in place. Registration is recommended via dso.org/summer.



The Rolling Stones unearth another archival concert for "Extra Licks," 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, on the group's YouTube page.







Steel Panther will present a full-production livestream concert, "Rockdown in the Lockdown," at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, mixing comedy sketches with live performances direct the Drum Channel Studio in Oxnard, Calif. The show benefits a local animal shelter and Live Nation's Crew Nation Fund. Tickets via steelpantherrocks.com.



Los Angeles rock trio Wallows starts a four-show "tour" from the Roxy Theatre at 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, via nocapshows.com. Tickets are $15 per show or $55 for all four.



Veteran Nashville singer-songwriter Kim Richey performs virtually as part of the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.



Detroit's Ms. Carmen "Songbird" Diaz will be the featured performer on Episode 29 of "Hyped Up Live Sessions," streaming at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 via Facebook and Twitch.



Lacuna Coil's weekly "On Tour With Lacuna Coil," featuring performance clips from the group's 2019 Black Anima European Tour, streams at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, on its YouTube channel.



Detroit's Al Bettis plays a soulful brand of folk as part of the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.



The Cadillac Three-curated "Live From the Basement" concert series continues Thursday, Aug. 20, with guests including the Wild Feathers, Lillie Mae, Drake White, Bare Jr. and more. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest. CountryFuzzPresents.com for tickets and updates.

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