There’s an amazing array of great online performances and workshops to keep you entertained and energized while you’re practicing safe social distancing. To help you easily connect with Acoustic Guitar friends, contributors, and artists, please consult this Digital Events Calendar.

Note: all events are listed in Pacific Time.


RECURRING EVENTS


Tea Time With Laurence Juber

Daily at 1:30 PM

These are ongoing daily mini-concerts by Laurence Juber.

Daily Music Review

Meredith Axelrod and Craig Ventresco

Daily at 8:00 PM

This event is free. Support your hosts.

Every night we sing and play a set of hundred-year old pop songs, rags, and blues, mostly on guitar.

Daily MicroConcert with Daryl Shawn

Daily at 2:00

Originally hailing from Amish farm country in rural Pennsylvania, Shawn has logged many miles in search of musical inspiration and communal experience. With a background in classical guitar, flamenco, jazz and edgy rock, as well as an abiding interest in music from around the globe, Shawn incorporates an unusually broad range of influences into his playing.

Weekly Live Stream with Alberto Lombardi

Mondays at 12:30 PM

This event is free. Support your host!

Virtuoso guitarist Alberto Lombardi performs from the hills of Rome, on Facebook and Instagram. Alberto will play his fingerstyle arrangements of famous Italian and international songs, as well as some rock hits. Also some originals from his new album, mixed by legendary Springsteen Engineer, Bob Clearmountain. Find Alberto on the social media of your choice with @albertolombardimusic and drop a request!

Sequestered Songwriters

Mondays at 4:00 PM

Join a group of currently out of work, full- time songwriters as they tribute a different artist every Monday night over on the Sequestered Songwriters Facebook page!

Stevie Coyle on Facebook Live

Mondays at 7:30 PM

This event is free. Support your host!

Arguably best-known as the fingerpicking frontman of whiz-bang string band The Waybacks, Stevie is available for live musical interludes every Monday night, right here on your device. Stop on by, and do feel free to spread the word.

SONiA disappear fear – Terrific Tuesdays

Tuesdays at 11:00 AM

This event is free. Support your host!

Terrific Tuesdays is SONiA’s new online concert series. Tune in two Tuesdays each month on Facebook for songs and stories. Not on Facebook? Go to https://soniadisappearfear.com/videos to see the latest livestream.

Toby Walker’s Double Header Thursday

Tuesdays at 12:00 PM


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This event is free. Support your host!

Acoustic blues guitar lesson and concert to follow.

Guitar Sessions with Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Tuesdays at 5:00 PM (Monthly)

This event is free. Support your host!

Monthly video lesson with Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. Learn chords, riffs, and arranging ideas, and jam along.

Shane Hennessy Weekly Livestream

Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

This event is free. Support your host!

Irish guitar virtuoso & composer Shane Hennessy will be performing live every Wednesday at 8pm Irish Time on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and more. Tune in to hear his unique fingerpicking and flatpicking styles.

Themed Covers & Originals by Amanda Rose Riley

Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

This event is free. Support your host!

Ever since deciding to pursue music in 2016, New Jersey acoustic singer-songwriter Amanda Rose Riley has been the epitome of DIY gusto. Influenced primarily by quirky indie folk music as well as punk rock, Amanda’s songwriting style is honest, unfiltered, and has a raw storytelling quality. Her newest release, Better – an album she hopes can remind listeners that “we can always be better as people, as a society, and at whatever it is that we do” – is out on all platforms May 8th.

Suzie Vinnick – Wednesday nights online!

Wednesdays at 4:00 PM

This event is free. Support your host!

Acoustic roots & blues music.

“I Love Your Guts – Live From Quarantine”

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

“I Love Your Guts – Live From Quarantine” show.  Each one has a theme. Eliot Bronson is currently prepping the release of his new album this summer titled, “Empty Spaces.” The complete collection is a concept album about lust, romance, betrayal, and loss.

Seth Walker: Songs and Stories

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

This event is free. Support your host!

Seth Walker performs songs and tells stories from throughout his career.

In Musicorum Veritas with Frank Fotusky

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

This event is free. Support your host!

An evening of acoustic blues, guitar rags, and originals.


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The CAGED System for Blues Guitar with Pete Madsen

Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

The CAGED System for Fingerstyle Blues Starts Wednesday, August 12, 7:30-8:45 Price: $150 Meets for 6 weeks online using the zoom app. In this class we will learn about the CAGED system and how to use it to create variations for fingerstyle Blues songs. For those of you who have been playing fingerstyle blues for a while this is a great opportunity to take your playing to the next level. The CAGED system uses the first position chords C-A-G-E-D to navigate the entire neck of the guitar. We will learn to move major and minor chords, as well as 7th chords to produce variations on blues classics such as “Stagolee,” “Form Four Until Late,” “Key to the Highway,” and other tunes. For questions or to register contact: https://learnbluesguitarnow.com

Guitars & Coffee Hour with Sean McGowan

Thursdays at 1:00 PM

This event is free. Support your host!

In this weekly guitar event on Facebook, Sean McGowan plays some solo jazz & acoustic music, offers a mini-lesson, and answers questions through livestream in a very casual setting – like having coffee and talking guitars & music!

Noon House Concert Series with John Warren

Fridays at 9:00 AM

In this virtual café, John Warren performs 30 minute sets each Friday at 12 pm ET/9 am PT, performing Brazilian and Latin American music, original compositions, and arrangements of popular songs, alternating days on classical and electric guitar.

Aloha Fridays Concerts with Doug & Sandy McMaster

Fridays at 5:30 PM

This event is free. Support your hosts!

Award winning traditional Hawaiian Slack Key guitar & ukulele concerts taken online to continue McMaster’s mission to perpetuate the music and to ho’oponopono (“make things right”) at the end of the day as guided by kupuna (elders) in their lives. Doug is a prolific composer whose songs come from the heart – gifts from special places, experiences, and creatures.

Fred & Lynn Sokolow’s Free Play-Along

Sundays at 3:00 PM

This event is free. Support your hosts!

Join us & play! We put chord charts on screen and also leave room for solos…if you want to solo (though only you will hear your solos!) Each Sunday there’s a different theme. All instruments are welcome.

Adam Levy on Stageit

Sundays at 3:30 PM

Adam Levy is an esteemed jazz guitarist and also a writer of charming songs that aren’t particularly jazzy. He has released more than a dozen albums of original music (sung and unsung). You can also hear him play guitar on recordings by Norah Jones, Allen Toussaint, Lisa Loeb, Vulfpeck, and others.

Mi Casa Tu Casa Concert Series with Tim Farrell

Sundays at 4:30 PM (Bi-weekly)

This event is free. Support your host!

Tim Farrell performs his award winning compositions and arrangements with his exquisite fingerstyle guitar and ukulele


And, if you’re looking for even more opportunities to stay connected to the global guitar playing community while in physical isolation, may we humbly suggest signing up for an Acoustic Guitar magazine subscription? You’ll get the latest issue to download instantly 🙂