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Musicians playing at-home concerts in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

Coldplay, John Legend and other musicians are streaming concerts to keep people entertained while practicing social distancing.
John Legend. (Shutterstock / A.PAES)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Just because you're practicing social distancing or self-quarantining doesn't mean you have to be bored.

Music stars are taking to social media to entertain the masses while staying away from crowds.

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin played a 30-minute set at home on Instagram Live Monday.

He used the hashtag #TogetherAtHome. Singer John Legend said he would do the same on Twitter. He'll perform from home Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT, 4 p.m. ET.

"My friend Chris Martin did a lovely little concert from home today," he wrote. "I'll be doing one tomorrow at 1pm Pacific time. See you soon. We'll try to get through this together!"


Chrissy Teigan, Legend's wife, responded saying, "I'll be there!! because I literally have no choice."


Stayathomefest.com is a website in the works of putting together an events calendar of musicians putting on concerts.

"Until COVID-19 ends, artists are moving their events online, and we need a place to find them," the website says. "Stay At Home Fest brings these events together into a massive ongoing music festival-style calendar."

Pop star P!NK also gave a a mini-concert on Instagram Monday. She said she's decided to learn piano and posted a video of her singing Adele's "Make You Feel My Love."

To make you feel my love 😍 rehearsals

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American Idol star Katharine McPhee and her husband David Foster went live on Instagram Monday and said they'd try to do it every day at 5:30 p.m. PT.