The coronavirus has greatly impacted the music industry, causing cancellations of concerts and events worldwide.
In order to keep la música en Español alive, Latin artists are getting creative on social media, performing live for their fans to bring them joy amid the stressful news cycle.
See who’s lining up live streams below.
Pepe Aguilar (November 27)
Pepe Aguilar presents “Mexicano Hasta Los Huesos,” a live stream like no other in celebration of culture, music, family, and tradition. Joined by his son and daughter Angela and Leonardo, as well as Mariachi El Zacatecano and the Azul Tequila band, the Aguilars will present 11 songs never before sung or performed by them. The virtual concert, taking place during the long Thanksgiving weekend, is in celebration of Day of the Dead held in early November. “Because we celebrate our loved ones one day but remember them always,” Pepe expressed on Instagram.
Where to Watch: 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 27 via www.cinepolisklic.com with simultaneous Livestream in the U.S., Central and South America, and Spain. Tickets are available at www.cinepolisklic.com.
Dalex, Mariah Angeliq & More (November 20)
For its third episode, El Patio Tecate returns with another star-studded live stream, bringing some of the hottest urban acts of the moment. Celebrating the Latinx community, Tecate will host a virtual concert from the Wattles Mansion in Hollywood, featuring performances by Dalex, Mariah Angeliq, La Doña, and a special appearance by Tainy, who nabbed the 2020 Billboard Latin music award for producer of the year. Hosted by Natasha Martinez, the event will feature “a unique, interactive festival-going experience with a multi-cam and immersive Livestream that accentuates the live performances of a diverse urban lineup.”
Where to Watch: 9 p.m. on Friday, November 20 on Tecate’s official YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and online at tecatebeerusa.com/elpatiotecate.
Alejandro Lerner (November 20)
Celebrating more than 40 years of trajectory and his new EP, Argentine singer-songwriter and musician Alejandro Lerner is presenting his first-ever virtual concert in November, live from El Pie Recording studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lerner, who has worked with artists such as Celine Dion and Carlos Santana, will perform his greatest hits in addition to his new singles “Un Dia” and “Canciones en Cuarentena.”
Where to Watch: 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 20 via LivePass. For more information, click here.
Lunay (October 31)
A real treat for trick-or-treaters this year! Puerto Rican rising artist Lunay is set to kick off SBS’ “LaMusica Live” concert series on Halloween. Lunay will be live from Miami for this virtual performance set to take place at 8pm ET. According to a press release, the concert series will feature some of the “hottest” Latin artists in this virtual space to provide “joy and entertainment” to those in quarantine.
Where to Watch: At 9pm ET on Saturday, Oct. 31. Fans can tune in for free via LaMusica’s app or Lunay’s YouTube page.
Francisca Valenzuela (Nov. 12)
Chilean singer-songwriter Francisca Valenzuela will perform “La Fortaleza: En Concerto” performing live the 14 songs that encompass her latest album. The event will be broadcasted from Los Angeles, California and can be viewed from anywhere in the world.
Where to Watch: At 7pm ET on Thursday, Nov. 12. Tickets are now on sale via franciscavalenzuela.live.
Alejandro Fernandez (October 3)
In an unprecedented, one-night-only event, Alejandro Fernandez will croon to his fans via a virtual concert on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Regional Mexican artist, who’s making the rounds with his chart-topping album Hecho en Mexico, will perform for fans in the U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America with the event called “America, a una solo voz.” Fernandez’s upcoming Livestream is part of OCESA’s Irrepetible series.
Where to Watch: At 9:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 3. Tickets will go on sale at 1 p.m. ET on Sept. 2 via Ticketon and LJ Conciertos.
La Mosca Tse Tse (September 19)
Hunkered down in Argentina because of the coronavirus, La Mosca announced their first-ever livestream, dubbed #DeRamalloAlMundo. If you’re a Rock en Español fan, you won’t want to miss this virtual concert featuring some of La Mosca’s biggest hits, such as “Para no verte más,” “Todos tenemos un amor,” and “Yo te quiero dar,” to name a few.
Where to Watch: At 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 19. Tickets available here.
David Kada (September 11)
Hailing from the Dominican Republic, David Kada is ready to make you dance at Club Casa with his fresh tropical melodies. Marking Kada’s first-ever virtual concert in 2020, the artist promises “a night full of good salsa music” during the free event.
Where to Watch: At 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 11, via David Kada’s YouTube Channel here.
Banda MS (September 1)
Kicking off the month of September, Banda MS teamed up with Uforia Music for an exclusive event part of the series Uforia en Vivo. Called “Banda MS En Intimo,” the free one-hour virtual event will feature exclusive footage, an interview, and live performance.
Where to Watch: At 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 1, via UforiaMusica.com/BandaMS, Uforia Facebook, Uforia Twitter, and Uforia YouTube.
El Fantasma & Fuerza Regida (August 21)
El Fantasma and Fuerza Regida are set to kick off Tecate’s new monthly virtual concert series and community fundraiser “El Patio Tecate” on August 21, Billboard can exclusively announce.”El Patio Tecate” concerts, part of Tecate’s “Mexico is in Us” campaign, will take place from August through December with each event highlighting a different sub-genre of Latin music while offering fans a reimagined festival-going experience featuring a multi-cam and immersive livestream concert supporting both Mexican-American arts and culture.
Where to Watch: The first concert kicks off Aug. 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET across Tecate’s official YouTube channel, Twitter page and online at tecatebeer.com/elpatiotecate.
Bronco (August 30)
If Bronco fans missed the norteño group’s live stream back in May, they’ll have another opportunity to watch Bronco from the comfort of their home. The upcoming virtual stream will be part of OCESA’s Irrepetible series, which according to a press release, is “a new way to live concerts” via digital shows and content where OCESA will present up to 75 artists in a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience.
Where to Watch: 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 30 via Ticketmaster Live. Purchase tickets here.
Los Rabanes (August 29)
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Los Rabanes will offer a virtual concert featuring many special guests including La Mosca, Azul Azul, and Los Pericos, to name a few. “Given the world situation, we had planned to do the concert in the Coliseo de Puerto Rico,” frontman Emilio Reguiera, said in a statement. “However we are preparing something very special, we will have many surprises, and we will take a tour of our entire musical career.”
Where to Watch: 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 29 via LaMusica app. Purchase tickets here.
La Santa Cecilia (August 21)
La Santa Cecilia invites their fans for an intimate “Noche de Bohemia,” where they will sing their biggest hits and interact with fans during a live chat. The exclusive event will take place on Friday, August 21 and anyone from all over the world can tune in for $7 a virtual ticket. Purchase here.
Ednita Nazario (August 15)
Puerto Rican powerhouse Ednita Nazario will host her first-ever Livestream in August. “My loves, I invite you to my first virtual concert via the new platform Spyntyx.com,” she announced on Instagram. Fans can enjoy Nazario’s greatest hits for an admission of $5.
Where To Watch: Saturday, August 15 via Spyntyx app. Purchase tickets here.
Kany García (July 11)
Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García will perform a live virtual concert to celebrate the release of her latest album Mesa Para Dos. García will perform live from the Coca Cola Music Hall in Puerto Rico and fans around the world will be able to watch the stream via Live Pass Play. To watch the live stream, you’ll have to buy a ticket which can be purchased here starting today (June 26).
Latido Music’s Room Service At Home (every Thursday)
Latido Music launched its Room Service at Home series, including about eight episodes of Latin independent artists, such as Cheo Pardo and Salt Cathedral, performing straight from the intimacy of their homes. The episodes will air every Thursday on Latido Music. On Wednesdays, there will be Facebook Lives of Room Service with the participants, promoted by Latido Music. On each Facebook Live, there will be a space supporting a nonprofit organization in the United States in need during this critical moment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where to Watch: 6:00 p.m. ET every Thursday via Latido Music and the Room Service YouTube Channel
VF7 (June 19)
Teen reggaetón artist VF7, and one of Billboard’s Latin Female Artists to Discover During Quarantine, will be showcasing her first-ever concert live from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot. VF7 becomes the second artist to host a virtual show from inside the renowned venue following Rauw Alejandro.
Where to Watch: At 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, June 19 via Coliseo de Puerto Rico’s YouTube channel (click here.
Carlos Vives & Ziggy Marley: A Conversation (June 14)
Carlos Vives and Ziggy Marley, together with the Providence-Eastern Caribbean-born artist, Elkin Robinson, will carry out a global conversation on “how music helps us to be inclusive” and “the importance of Caribbean music in the world.” The artists will also talk on how “El Hilo,” part of Vives’ Cumbiana album, came to life. The official music video will premiere right after the chat.
Where to Watch: 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday (June 14) via Carlos Vives’ YouTube channel (click here) and Facebook page (click here)
Gilberto Santa Rosa (June 6)
Gilberto Santa Rosa is proud to announce his virtual concert will take place on Saturday, June 6, bringing fans his biggest salsa hits, such as “La Agarro Bajando,” “Conteo Regresivo,” and more, to the comfort of their own home.
Where to Watch: At 8:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, June 6 via Gilberto Santa Rosa’s official social media pages.
Luis Figueroa, Coastcity & more – Latinx Virtual Music Fest (May 29 – May 31)
Luis Figueroa, one of Billboard’s Artists to Discover during Quarantine, is set to headline the three-day Latinx Virtual Music Festival, celebrating S.O.B.’s 38th anniversary. Other artists confirmed to perform include Coastcity, Tatiana Hazel, and many more.
Where to Watch: From May 29 to May 31 on S.O.B.’s NYC Instagram page (click here)
Univision’s “Se Agradece” (May 30)
Celebrating the everyday heroes at the frontline of the global pandemic, Univision’s “Se Agradece” TV special will unite various Latin artists and celebrities to pay tribute to doctors, nurses, farmers, grocery deliverers, teachers, and others. The star-studded lineup includes Alejandro Fernandez, Alejandro Sanz, Calibre 50, Gloria Trevi, Juan Luis Guerra, Mana, Los Tigres del Norte, Rosalia, and many more.
Where to Watch: 8:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 30 on the Univision network
CNCO, Becky G & More – OHM Live “Dream With Us” (May 29)
CNCO, Becky G, Nicky Jam, Laura Pausini, Jason Derulo, Dua Lipa, amongst many other celebrities are coming together for “One Humanity Live: Dream With Us,” the first-ever 24-hour global charity live stream in support of Dreamers.
Presented by Constellation and ITP Live, all proceeds raised by the Constellation Dream Fund through OHM Live will go to beneficiaries such as Global Gift Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières, Dubai Cares, FromU2Them and Care to Connect NYC. For the complete lineup and more information, visit here.
Where to Watch: 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 29 via Constellation Dreamers’ YouTube (click here).
Ozomatli (May 28)
Celebrating their 25th anniversary in the middle of a pandemic, Chicano rock band Ozomatli returns with another episode of their “worldwide quarantine block party.” Hosted by Francesca Fiorentini and a Zoom afterparty by El Dusty, the fundraiser event will donate 10 percent of all proceeds to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation. For more information, visit here.
Where To Watch: 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, May 28
Abraham Mateo (May 19)
Spanish artist Abraham Mateo will take over Premios Juventud’s Instagram account to croon fans with some of his biggest hits as part of #PJLiveEnCasa virtual concert series.
Where to Watch: 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 19 via Premios Juventud’s Instagram page (click here)
Grupo Bronco (May 17)
Grupo Bronco will bless fans with all of their biggest Norteños hits via their virtual concert taking place on Sunday, May 17.
Where to Watch: 6:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, May 17 on Grupo Bronco’s official YouTube channel (click here)
Rauw Alejandro (May 16)
With virtual concerts becoming the new normal because of quarantine and social distancing, Rauw Alejandro is opting for something more creative. The Puerto Rican act will be hosting a live stream show, presented by Duars Entertainment, from The Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, the biggest indoor arena in Puerto Rico.
Where to Watch: 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 16 via Rauw Alejandro’s YouTube channel (click here)
Fito Paez (May 15)
Coined “Paez en America,” renowned Argentine artist Fito Paez will delight fans with his second at-home concert during the quarantine. Paez will perform material from his new album La Conquista del Espacio along with his classic anthems.
Where to Watch: 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 15 via Fito Paez’s YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook pages. It will also be transmitted on broadcast TV and radio in several countries.
Karol G (May 7)
This Friday, Karol G will be kicking off the “Bud Light Seltzer Sessions: Your Flavor. Your Show,” a weekly music event taking place every Friday during the month of May. The series is in support of the American Red Cross.
Where to Watch: 9 p.m. ET on Karol G’s official Facebook page (click here) and Bud Light’s YouTube page (click here)
Aventura (May 7)
Bachata crooners Romeo Santos and Aventura will also form part of Friday’s music event, going live 45 minutes after Karol G’s performance. The series is in support of the American Red Cross.
Where to Watch: 9:45 p.m. ET on Aventura’s official Facebook page (click here) and Bud Light’s YouTube page (click here)
William Garza’s Cinco de Mayo Live Stream (May 5)
Instead of performing on a stage this year, Mexican artist William Garza connect on a Facebook Live to perform songs, eat tacos and talk with his fans.
Where to Watch: 7 P.M. (PST) /9 P.M. (México) via his Facebook page.
“Music Lives On” featuring Anitta and more artists (May 1)
LiveXLive will launch its weekly showcase “Music Lives On” with three hours of live stream performances from the artists’ homes in benefit of MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund. As part of the series, Brazilian superstar Anitta will host a “Fan Q&A” at 8:00 p.m. EST. Destructo, Boombox, Clinton Kane, Doug Locke, and more artists are also confirmed.
Where to Watch: All performances will simulcast on LiveXLive’s site, apps, and social media channels @livexlive.
Zion (May 1)
Zion, from reggaeton duo Zion & Lennox, is kicking off May by connecting on Instagram to “Sip n’ chill” with his fans. The Puerto Rican artist will have special guests join him as well as preview the new music he’s been working on before and during the quarantine.
Where to watch: Zion’s Instagram
Piso 21 (April 25)
Piso 21 is teaming up with Bacardi for a benefit virtual concert called “Juntos a Distancia.” The live stream will take place Saturday on their YouTube channel, where donations will be collected via Vaki.co for different Food Banks in Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Perú, Panama, and Puerto Rico.
Where to Watch: Piso 21’s YouTube channel
“Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Live Music Series” by SBS Entertainment (April 24)
SBS Entertainment presents a one-hour, commercial-free live music series across some of SBS’s leading regional Mexican and Latin urban radio stations, such as El Zol 106.7 and La Raza 97.9, and LaMusica app. “Mi Casa es tu Casa” kicks off April 24 with performances by Pitbull and Calibre 50. Other artists confirmed include Maluma, Banda MS, and Sebastian Yatra, to name a few.
Where To Watch: All concerts will take place at 7 p.m. ET/CDT/PT and will also be streamed on the LaMusica App
Arthur Hanlon Happy Hour Piano Chill (Every Tuesday and Friday at 7 P.m. EST)
Hanlon plays a set of acoustic songs, Latin and standards, from his blue piano, every Tuesday and Friday at 7 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. Pacific.
Where To Watch: Hanlon’s Facebook page (click here) and Instagram Live (click here).
Editor’s Note: Hanlon is married to Billboard’s vp/Latin industry lead, Leila Cobo.
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