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John Legend, Chris Martin, And Other Artists Stream Live Concerts To Encourage Staying At Home

By Malia Wooten

Catch entertainers perform from the comfort of their own homes!

People around the world have been coming up with creative ways to stay connected during a time of global isolation in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. With an outpour of cancelations and postponements, small businesses, chefs, and even various zoo animals have taken to the internet to offer the public forms of entertainment beyond reruns and Netflix.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin hosted a concert from home where he invited “anyone who needed to chat or listen to music” to join him for a 30-minute virtual jam session. He titled the initiative #TogetherAtHome.

Country music star Keith Urban followed suit and played a few of his biggest hits with an electric guitar from his home as well.

John Legend caught wind of the internet concert series on Monday evening and announced that he would be hosting a concert of his own from his home in L.A. on Tuesday, March 17 at 1 p.m. on his Instagram page.

A number of artists and musicians are taking part in the #StayHomeTogther concert series in an attempt to encourage people to stay home and continue to practice social distancing. Pink, Katherine Foster, Rob Thomas, Patti Smith, and Hunter Hayes are among the few to pull out their phones and play a melody or two for fans.

During John Legend’s live performance, he teased that he’s heard that a few close pals also plan to perform in the coming days and dropped big names like Shawn Mendes, Camilla Cabello, Migues, Charlie Puth, and Jhené Aiko. Check out a few clips of participants below!

Featured photo: @johnlegend

Also published on Medium.