Live Stream Gig Guide: 10 Upcoming Sessions to Look Out For

Live sessions on various social media platforms have become a popular trend since the inception of the lockdown. With no other option but to stay at home, we have leaned towards social media for entertainment and engagement. Here, we take a look at some upcoming online live sessions taking place over the next few days.

Jameson Connects: The Stay Inn

Jameson Irish Whiskey has launched Jameson Connects: The Stay Inn, a playbook of live virtual events that include performances, comedy, and discussions. The virtual events will take place over the next four weeks, anchored by award-winning rapper Kwesta and local funny man Glen Binderman-Pam. The three virtual shows per week will be on Instagram Live, IGTV (Instagram TV), Facebook and YouTube. 

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The first Stay Inn kicks off on Saturday, 18 April at 3 pm with Jameson’s SA Tastemaker Lalla Hirayama conducting an exclusive Instagram Live interview with Kwesta, followed by a live performance at 5 pm.  These Smooth Session Saturdays will take place every Saturday at 5 pm featuring top local musos.  

On Sundays, at 3 pm comic and actor Glen Binderman-Pam will turn your frown upside down, as he hangs out in the Sunday Session with a host of renowned comedians. Tumi Morake will be the first guest with the session kicking off with an Instagram Live interview at 15:00 followed by sketches and skits on IGTV.

Global Citizen’s One World #TogetherAtHome

Global Citizen launched One World: #TogetherAtHome, a global broadcast taking place on Saturday, 18 April. The broadcast was curate in collaboration with American musical artist Lady Gaga- in support of the World Health Organization and the healthcare workers working tirelessly to fight the global pandemic. It features well-known artists and comedians from across the globe; South African appearances include Black Coffee, Sho Madjozi, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Cassper Nyovest. Some of the international appearances include the likes of Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Burna Boy, and Lupita Nyong’o.

Sweden South Africa Live Connection: Episode 3 – Sustainable Fashion

Sweden South Africa will host an insightful talk on sustainable fashion with South African and Swedish fashion creatives live on the Swedish Embassy’s Facebook page. The talk will explore the power of fashion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Red & Yellow’s Digital Agency Showcase

On 22 and 23 April, Red & Yellow will host their Digital Agency Showcase. The showcase will educate ‘attendees’ on new, unconventional an creative approaches to marketing and the industry as a whole. The free virtual conference will be available here.

The Thread: Conversations Beyond Return

Hosted by Tastemakers Africa, The Thread gathers black stars for a day of connection, inspiration and solidarity designed to help us get through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond this period. The session will take a multidisciplinary approach to issues impacting communities in light of the current pandemic. Register here.

Ballantine’s Big Night in with Symatics

DJ Sims Phakisi will make an appearance on Ballantine’s Big Night in. The live session will offer viewers a three-hour live stream from the DJ’s home studio.

Avatar Energy Exchange

Avatar Agency Group has called on all young entrepreneurs to join their IG Live entrepreneural session that will share practical business advice and tips – the sessions are aimed at equipping young entrepreneurs. The weekly feature will be hosted by group CEO, Zibusiso Mkhwanazi alongside co-founder and CCO Veli Ngubane.

Joe Creatives Checkin

Joe Creatives launched #Checkin, an IG Live series that includes open dialogues with the agency’s art directors, creative directors, and writers. Although the live session has already ended, you can still watch the saved version on their IG. We look forward to more of these sessions.

The Lockdown Lineup

Over a period of four days, TwoPointOh will host a series of live sessions hosted by a number of different creatives. Visit their IG for more information on who is on the lineup.

Sunset Blues x Lootlove

Every day between 5 PM-6 PM, Lootlove will host an R&B-focused IG Live. She will share playlists and create conversations related to new age R&B. The session is a great opportunity for R&B enthusiasts to discover new music within the genre.

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