Elton John will launch a weekly Classic Concert archival series on Friday (July 3rd) on his official YouTube channel. The series will raise funds toward the Elton John AIDS Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. Kicking off the series is Elton's famed September 17th, 1976 concert at Edinburgh, Scotland's Playhouse Theatre, with five more two-hour concerts set to air.
Elton said in a statement, "My Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund helps frontline partners prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its effects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalized communities. We cannot jeopardize HIV testing and care during this time or else the results could be disastrous for the 37.5 million people living with HIV. So, I’m really happy to connect this YouTube Concert series to benefit our Foundation’s urgent COVID response."
CNN'sThe Fourth In America primetime special will air on Saturday, July 4th from 8 pm to 12 am ET. Among the artists performing will be Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Carlos & Cindy Santana, Barry Manilow, Jewel, Kenny Loggins, Martina McBride, the O’Jays, CeCe Winans, Don McLean, Harlem Gospel Choir, Jesse Colin Young, as well as the original Broadway cast of the Bob Dylan musical, Girl From the North Country.
James Taylor will stream his 2015 Fenway Park concert for free on July 4th. The concert, which featured appearances by opening act, Bonnie Raitt,is set to air on both Facebook/JamesTaylor (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET) and on YouTube (2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET).
ESPN will air the new Eagles concert Live From The Forum MMXVIII (2018) over the upcoming July 4th weekend. The band, which features Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, hit the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out, critically-acclaimed concerts on September 12th, 14th, and 15th, 2018. Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for the new 26-song live album and concert film that will premiere on ESPN this Sunday, July 5th, at 8 p.m. ET and presented by longtime Eagles fan ESPN’s Chris Berman.