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Live Streaming Music to Guide You Into 2021!

Here is a listing of online live-streaming music happenings for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s weekend, December 31, 2020 through January 3, 2021.

With public live music venues unable to host New Year’s Eve events due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, live-streaming events are available for those seeking live music to ring in New Year 2021. See the listing below for events, and check back as new shows will be added as information becomes available.

If a “virtual tip jar” situation is available during live streams, please consider tipping these performers, and support them during this time when they cannot earn income playing shows at public venues. Websites for these performers are also listed; please consider purchasing their music digitally or via CD, which is another way to SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

The regular weekly “Backyard Beats” listing of live music and online streaming music events should return next weekend, following the holiday break (and the lifting of the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions).

Here’s wishing everybody a HAPPY and MUCH IMPROVED NEW YEAR 2021!

THURSDAY 12/31/20 (NEW YEAR’S EVE):

“Celebration Johnstown” live stream, featuring Striped Maple Hollow, The Evergreens, Matt Otis, Micah & Eliza and Rosie & the Jammers (“Celebration Johnstown” Facebook page, starts 6:30 p.m.)

Bob Helbig Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

Van Wagner CD Release live stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

(Website: www.vanwagnermusic.com)

Blues Society of Central PA Virtual New Year’s Eve Party with Nate Myers Band, SouthBound Band, The Mighty Klucks, Clarence Spady and Peter Veteska & Blues Train (starts 6:30 p.m. at www.bscpblues.com, Facebook and Zoom)

Andy Rhody Live Stream (Facebook, starts 8:15 p.m.)

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s New Year’s Eve Livestream Party (Facebook and YouTube, starts 11 p.m.)

FRIDAY 1/1/21 (NEW YEAR’S DAY):

Norman Nardini New Year’s Day Spectacular with guest Harold Gurley Bottoms (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

(Website: www.normannardini.com)

Bill Kirchen “New Year’s Day Cabin Fever Reliever Celebration” live stream (starts 8 p.m. on Facebook or www.austincityjams.com/billkirchen)

SATURDAY 1/2/21:

“Taste of Folk College” online event presented by Folk College, Simple Gifts and Huntingdon County Arts Council (starts 4 p.m., Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83604325176…)

Folk College website: www.folkcollege.com)

Saturday Night Livestream with Kelly and Mark of Biscuit Jam (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

“The Straggle Is In Your Living Room” with the Jakobs Ferry Stragglers live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

(Website: www.jakobsferry.com)

Central PA Music Hall Of Fame Presents Carsyn Kinneman live stream (Facebook, starts 8 p.m.)

SUNDAY 1/3/21:

Jeffrey Gaines Facebook Live Concert (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.; advance tickets $7.99)

(Website: www.jeffreygaines.com)

(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

To report additional shows or corrections to this listing, email information to jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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