Distant Existence: Hopscotch 2020 Live Streams


The sense of community that comes with Hopscotch Day Shows each year is one of the most memorable parts of the festival. There have been many virtual events since quarantine started, however, one of the most difficult feelings to convey on a live stream is that feeling of community. We’re hoping that by joining together with each other for a day of streaming shows we can replicate a little bit of that feeling. If you are a promoter or band who would like to be a part of the Distant Existence weekend of live streams please email frank@hopscotchmusicfest.com for more info. We’re hoping to do a few more of these and you can stay up to date by signing up for our mailing list.


We’re very pleased to continue our work with WUNC Music to broadcast a streaming show via NPR Live Streams featuring Dougie Poole, Lesthegenius, Moon Racer with our house band for the day, Zack Mexico. Tune in for the one time streaming event Saturday, September 26 from 5:30pm-8pm.


Friday September 25th

9am: Thomas!

Touring drummer Thomas McNeely steps out from behind the kit to deliver a wry and timely microcosm of his human experience. Streaming link coming soon.

Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk4tQeOvh6A&list=PL8Q6wEKOV6TchEfElN4I5s6SSoo3u-whP

Donations encouraged for the North Carolina Safety Alliance: https://gf.me/u/yxgtrj

7pm-10: Dear Life Records presents “Holding Your World Together Pt. 1”

Joan Kelsey (7:00), Eli Winter (7:30), Natalie Jane Hill (8:00), Karl Blau (8:30)

Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgrOtk_3UAE&feature=emb_title

9pm – 11pm: Oonse Oonse at Home DJ Set

Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCWmBRYXWxE&feature=youtu.be


Saturday September 26th

1pm – 2pm: Ins Kino live from 305

Stream Link: https://bit.ly/3643F9N

2pm – 5pm: Dear Life Records Presents “Holding Your World Together Pt. 2”

Emmalee Hunnicutt (2:00), Michael Cormier (2:30), Josh Halper (3:00), Colamo (3:30), Wendy Eisenberg (4:00)

Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhKlppamsGw&feature=emb_title

2pm: Mr. Fred’s Presents:

Chaos Control and Nostalgianoid

Stream Link: https://youtu.be/F2jHLpMdWDY

2pm – 4pm: Carolina Waves Presents Waves in Motion

Hosted by Mir.I.am / Feat. DJ RNB with performances by DL Zene, Sonny Miles, 3AMSound
Pre-recorded live at the Cat’s Cradle.

Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfRwpU9YFaA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2vxEcM7Db2Y6dInEw-Wds7uGsXQxzg1SBAADEfJQTSQcK9CyxSSecjGx8

2pm – 5pm: Rebel Run and Supernova Productions Present: A Hopscotch Day Party:

Tambem (2:00), Poisonberry (2:40), Christina Munsey (3:00), living room lecturettes (3:20), Dreamroot (3:30), XOXOK (4:10)

Benefitting Black Mental Health Alliance and Save Our Stages

Stream Link: https://www.facebook.com/thepourhousemusichall

3pm – 4:30pm: SPINSTER Presents: Unspooled

Sally Anne Morgan (3:00), Lou Turner (3:20), Yasmin Williams (3:50), Rosali Middleman (4:20), Elizabeth LaPrelle + Brian Dolphin (4:50)

Streak Link: https://www.instagram.com/spinstersounds/

$5-10 suggested donation

4pm-5:30pm: Kate’s Porch

Libby Rodenbough (4:00), Earleine (4:20), Al Riggs (4:40), Kate Rhudy (5:00)

Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHBW2qZ1Cbs

5pm: Luke Stewart and Crowmeat Bob live from DC

Raleigh improvised music/avant legend Crowmeat Bob broadcasts live with east coast all star bassist Luke Stewart from a secret location in DC

Stream Link: https://www.twitch.tv/atomwrecbob

5:30pm – 8pm: Hopscotch Music Festival: Distance Existence

Live Stream via NPR Live Sessions with Dougie Poole, Lesthegenius, Moon Racer, & Zack Mexico


7pm-10: Larema Coffee House (Rocky Mount, NC) One Year Anniversary

Open Mic hosted by The Mount Collective (featured performer Marcus Anderson) (7:00); live jazz with The Mac McLaughlin Group (8:00); DJ dance party with Art Rob the Heart Throb (formerly DJ Koolaid) (9:00)

Stream Link: https://facebook.com/events/s/one-year-anniversary-unity-cel/256769565357223/?ti=ia

8pm-11pm: WTF FFS VOTE: PotLuck presents another Hopscotch Party

Reese McHenry, Beauty World, Maria Albani (Organos), The Monologue Bombs, Sun Studies, Eric Roehrig (Erie Choir), Joshua Carpenter, Matt Southern, Gardener, Michael Joncas (Harrison Ford Mustang), Kim Ware (The Good Graces), Matt Kalb (Le Weekend), Corbie Hill (Land Is)

Benefitting efforts to Get Out the Damn Vote this year – any & all proceeds raised go to FLIP NC and Down Home North Carolina.

Stream Link: http://facebook.com/potluckfoundation


Sunday September 27th

1pm-4pm: Girls Rock NC

Carter Hodge (1:00), dj speed limit (1:30), Gudiya (1:45), Alexandria Webb (2:20), Scrab (2:30), Claire (2:35), Zara (2:40), Mia Carusi (2:50), Essi (3:00), Unnamed Punk Band (3:15), Lily James (3:30), Jasmyn Milan (3:45)

Stream Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279168899089830

Donate: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Dpq94g

Zoom Meeting Link: Zoom.us (ID: 942 0617 8167)

2pm-7pm: Dwarf Star Presents: Rock Out for Climate Action

Kaiser Taiwan (2:00), Drew Ball (The Riverbreaks) (3:00), Dissimilar South (4:00), Jaguardini (5:00),  The Pinkerton Raid (6:00)

To Benefit Environment NC, Trees for the Triangle, NC League of
Conservation Voters and NC Interfaith Power and Light

Stream Link : http://www.dwarfstarpresents.com/