The cool thing about music is that for a brief period of time, we can leave whatever reality we are in and escape to a place where our emotions and experiences are expressed in a uniquely satisfying way. And when we are able to up the ante and attend a concert, the effect is magnified tenfold.

But as we practice social distancing to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are deprived of this incredible experience.

To the dismay of artists and fans, many concerts and performances have been canceled for the foreseeable future for the sake of social distancing.

But this isn't stopping some artists from giving their fans a show they won't forget, as many are turning to social media to live-stream their performances for those stuck at home.

Artists such as John Legend, Coldplay's Chris Martin, OneRepublic, Hozier, Pink, Keith Urban, Diplo, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Common, Willie Nelson, and many more have taken advantage of social media and the internet to keep their fans entertained during this pandemic.

More artists are beginning to follow this trend too, as Garth Brooks announced he will be taking song requests during a live-streamed show on Facebook that will take place Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

The internet and social media have made dealing with this pandemic a lot easier than it would have been 20-plus years ago, as the most important news and advisories are available to us at the click of a button.

And as if this wasn't enough, our life-changing technology has also meant music and entertainment doesn't necessarily need to miss a beat, either.

So if you weren't already following your favorite artists on social media, you might want to change that now. Because you just might get a free concert from the comfort of your own home, in the palm of your hand.

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