Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine singing Stefania perform during the first semi final at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)AP
Expect to hear lot of “and the winner is…” this weekend, with three major music awards shows airing and streaming on Sunday, May 15. To wit…
* Olympic skater turned commentator Johnny Weir hosts the Grand Final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, streaming at 3 p.m. on Peacock with performers from 40 countries, including the Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, in the mix.
* The Billboard Music Awards air at 8 p.m. from Las Vegas on NBC, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs and featuring performances by Ed Sheeran, Miranda Lambert, Silk Sonic, Machine Gun Kelly, Dan + Shay, Florence + the Machine, Morgan Wallen, Travis Scott and others. Check listings for local channel.
* From the Great White North, Canada’s 51st Annual Juno Awards will stream from 8 p.m. via CBCMusic.ca/junos and on CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Simu Liu hosts, and performers include Arcade Fire, Avril Lavigne, Donovan Woods, Tia Wood and more. Other Juno events will be taking place throughout the weekend, with a schedule at junoawards.ca.
Other events (all subject to change)…
FRIDAY, MAY 13
The Deutsche Opera Berlin’s new interpretation of Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” directed by Stefan Herheim and conducted by Sir Donald Runnicles, begins streaming via marquee.tv.
The Music Marvel Competition Season 2 International Finale begins at 11:30 a.m. and runs through Sunday, May 15. Tickets via flymachine.com.
Singer-songwriter Seth Glier streams at 8 p.m. from Seven Steps Up in Spring Lake, Mich. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Toronto’s Triumph hosts a virtual premiere of the documentary “Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine” along with a band Q&A at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.
After a triumphant run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last week, Americana star Billy Strings is streaming from Red Rocks Amphitheatre at 10 p.m. through Saturday, May 14. Tickets via fans.live.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
The British pop trio Little Mix plays “The Last Show (for now…)” at 3 p.m. from The O2 arena in London. Tickets via dreamstage.live.
Soul singer Eric Roberson performs at 7 p.m. for the Northern Virginia Delta Foundation and Community Service Foundation’s 9th Annual Trailblazer Awards and Scholarship Gala. Tickets via NVDECS.org.
Americana mainstay Pokey Lafarge performs at 8 p.m. from City Winery Atlanta. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Evan + Zane, the new pairing of actress/singer Evan Rachel Wood and guitarist Zane Carney, plays a pair of virtual concerts — “Fire” and, on Sunday, May 15, “Rain” — both at 8 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.
The Athens, Ga. septet Futurebirds plays at 9 p.m. from the Georgia Theatre. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Lukas Rossi, the Canadian winner of the “Rock Star: INXS” competition, plays his 100th virtual concert at 9 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
Maine’s the Ghosts of Paul Revere gallop forth, virtually, at 10 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Post Malone is the musical guest on this week’s “Saturday Night Live,” 11:30 p.m. on NBC. Selena Gomez hosts. Check local listings for channel.
Stay up late with the Turnpike Troubadours, streaming at 11:45 p.m. from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Tickets via nugs.net.
SUNDAY, MAY 15
Celtic rockers Carbon Leaf host a Spring Thing Livestream at 8 p.m., with a VIP Q&A following at 10 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
“Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration,” her public memorial service from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, airs commercial-free at 6 p.m. on CMT.
Grateful Shred pays tribute to the Dead at 9 p.m. from Thalia Hall in Chicago. Tickets via mandolin.com.
MONDAY, MAY 16
Jens Lekman leads the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project’s Youth Orchestra in a concert at 8 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Troubadours Ariel Posen and Ivan Gabriel play a City Winery livestream at 9 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Buzz band Calliope Musicals plays at 9:30 p.m. on this week’s episode of “Mercury Rising.” Tickets via flymachine.com.
Christian hard rock troupe Stryper plays at 9:30 p.m. from Basement East in Nashville. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Iceland’s Kaleo streams its performance at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre at 10 p.m., with the Glorious Sons and Bones Owens opening. Tickets via veeps.com.
Greece black metal band Rotting Christ plays at 11:45 p.m. from Houston. Tickets via flymachine.com.
TUESDAY, May 17
JP Saxe joins Nu Disco Ensemble for an 8:30 p.m. livestream. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Chris Stapleton, Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, Luke Bryan and more perform as part of “Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize” at 9 p.m. on PBS. Check listings for local affiliates.
Cassandra Jennings is joined by a full band for a 9 p.m. virtual performance. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Americana quartet the Mountain Goats kick off a three-show run at 9:30 p.m., with shows at the same time through Thursday, May 19. Tickets for all via mandolin.com.
Brooks & Dunn hosts the Country Music Association’s Country Music Hall of Fame inductees announcement at 11 a.m. via the CMA’s YouTube channel.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
Dispatch and O.A.R. warm up for their summer tour with a live session at 5 p.m., free via twitch.tvtherelixchannel.
Vocalist Libby York and her quartet preview her next album at 8:45 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
Robyn Hitchcock plays on hump day this week, with a 9 p.m. virtual performance. Tickets via mandolin.com.
THURSDAY, MAY 19
The “Twenty One Pilots Cinema Experience,” celebrating the Columbus duo’s new “Scaled and Icy” album, premieres in theaters worldwide, with a repeat on May 22. Tickets and locations via TwentyOnePilots.film.
Hanson performs at 6 p.m., free via twitch.tvtherelixchannel.
North Carolina’s Big Something kicks out its brand of jams at 8 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Gabe Dixon hosts a virtual VIP “hang” to celebrate the release of his latest EP at 8 p.m. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Neko Case performs at 8:30 p.m. from her Carnassial Sound home studio in Vermont. Tickets via mandolin.com.
Chicago’s Timothy Seisser Trio celebrates the release of its debut album, “It’s Just O.K.,” with a performance at 8:45 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
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