Turn your living room into a dance floor.
If you've been missing evenings out at your favorite restaurant listening to local musicians strumming tunes, you are not alone. Fortunately, our music community has come together to create ways for us to listen to live music from home. So pick up dinner from a local restaurant, gather around the table, and check out these Monroe-West Monroe virtual concerts:
Follow this Facebook page for live music by local musicians. They update their schedule regularly, with a different local musician playing almost every night! There is even 40+ hours of great performances saved on their page. This page also provides a place to donate to the artists to help support them during this time. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for giveaways! Catch some of your favorites here.
Follow this Facebook page for music by Monty Russell and friends live from the Eli at Restaurant Cotton. Live music starts at 6:00 PM but days vary so make sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page! Donations go directly to Monty Russell and special guests. Listen to Monty Russell and friends here. PRO TIP: If you happen to be eating dinner in Bry Park at the same time that they are streaming, you can hear the band playing from their speakers.
Follow this Facebook page and hear live music every Wednesday in May from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM. Each week will feature a unique combination of artists throughout Northeast Louisiana. Can’t listen on Wednesdays? No worries, 90.3 KEDM Public Radio will broadcast encore performances the following Sundays in May at 6:00 PM. You can be entered to win gift cards by sharing the Facebook event flyer! Newk’s Eatery will be offering a special deal for viewers. Catch local performances every Wednesday here.
Plus, all of these channels have ways for you to support our local musicians during this time. We love a good cause.