The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) has partnered with YouTube Music for a 3-day virtual music festival to #SaveOurStages. Save Our Stages Fest will stream live from 25 independent venues across the country on NIVA’s official YouTube channel from October 16-18. #SOSFEST will feature all new, original performances from your favorite artists like G-Eazy at The Independent, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, Major Lazer, The Roots, Leon Bridges and more.
This benefit event, hosted by Reggie Watts, aims to generate significant awareness, advocacy & and donations for the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund, directly supporting our most vulnerable venues experiencing catastrophic revenue loss.
Performances over the 3 days include:
Dizzy Fae at First Avenue +Adam Melchor at The Hotel Cafe // Alec Benjamin at The Hotel Cafe // Bea Miller at The Teragram Ballroom // Black Pumas at The Parish // Brittany Howard at Ryman Auditorium // Brothers Osborne at Mercy Lounge // Cautious Clay at World Cafe Live // Dave Matthews (Solo) at Jefferson Theater // Dillon Francis at The Teragram Ballroom // FINNEAS at The Teragram Ballroom // Foo Fighters at The Troubadour // G-Eazy at The Independent // Gus Dapperton at LPR // Jason Mraz at Belly Up Tavern // JP Saxe at The Troubadour // Kelsea Ballerini at Exit/In // Leon Bridges at The Troubadour // Little Big Town at Exit/In // The Lumineers at Boulder Theater // Macklemore at Neumos // Major Lazer at Gramps // Marshmello + Demi Lovato at The Troubadour // Miley Cyrus at Whisky a Go Go // Monica at Center Stage // Nathaniel Rateliff at Boulder Theater // Phoebe Bridgers at The Troubadour // Portugal. The Man at Crystal Ballroom // Reba McEntire at Ryman Auditorium // The Revivalists at Tipitina’s // Rise Against at Metro //The Roots at Apollo Theater // Sebastian Yatra at Broward Center for the Performing Arts // YG at The Troubadour
Save Our Stages Fest benefits The NIVA Emergency Relief Fund. NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.
90% of independent music venues are on the verge of closing forever. NIVA has launched the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund to raise money, so these venues don’t go away forever. The fund will be administered by The Giving Back Fund; a separate non-profit that will oversee the application process for venues to receive grants from the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund.