Corona Couch Party… With Social Distancing, of Course


The Beale Street Music Festival is falling victim to the Coronavirus, at least temporarily.  The ever-popular festival has been delayed until the fall.

“After closely monitoring the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have been instructed by authorities with the City of Memphis that our 2020 festival events cannot be held as originally scheduled in May,” according to event organizers.  It’s been moved to an undetermined date in the fall. 


In the meantime, if you’d like to add some fun to your COVID-19 quarantine, here’s an idea to take your house-arrest to house-party, socially-distanced, of course. 


Join the Get Live! Memphis Virtual Music Festival taking place on Facebook Live.  It starts Thursday, March 26 at 8pm.


Southern Avenue, Ben Nichols of Lucero, Mononeon, and IMakeMadBeats are among those headlining this week’s virtual music festival.  


Head over to the  “I Love Memphis” blog.  It is probably the best way to stay on top of all virtual events taking place in Memphis.  Blogger Holly Whitfield normally reports all activities going on around the city on a weekly basis, but since COVID-19 has wiped-out most public gatherings, she is updating daily.


There, you can find all of the latest information about Memphis restaurants offering curbside pick-up and take-out;  workout and yoga classes; and art classes and lessons.


If you want to travel outside Memphis without ever leaving your couch, you can do that too.  


Here are a few links to tours of some of the best museums and art galleries in the world:


The Metropolitan Opera is streaming its Live in HD series:


Playbill has linked to 15 different plays and musicals filmed on Broadway stages:


And there are 450 different classes from Ivy League Universities, compiled by Class Central founder,  Dhawal Shah. You can find the full list of those classes at:


All public sporting events have been cancelled, so award-winning documentary producer Ken Burns has asked PBS to stream his 1994 series on Baseball.  You can watch that at:


Hockey games from the suspended 2019-20 NHL season are currently streaming at:


During the NBA hiatus, you can also check out games from this season at:


NFL League Pass where you can replay games from 2009-2019 and NFL Original Shows:



And if you want to burn off some of the calories you’ve consumed during your self-quarantine, Peloton is offering a 90-day free trial on their app so you can hop on your stationary bike and ride.  You can sign-up at:


Gold’s Gym is offering free access to it’s app until June: