Foo Fighters, Rise Against, The Roots, Phoebe Bridgers, Black Pumas, Portugal The Man, Brittany Howeard and many many more offering intimate performances recorded live from more than 25 independent concert venues across the US.
#SOSFEST marks seven months since most independent venues, concert halls, comedy clubs, theatres, and festivals learned that they would be closing indefinitely.
90% of independent music venues are on the verge of closing forever – and they need your help!
Tune in to #SOSFEST and watch all-new performances from some of your favorite artists working to #SaveOurStages. We’ve launched the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund so these venues don’t close forever.
Independent promoters and venues need your help today! Visit SaveOurStages.com to tell your legislators to save Arizona venues.
Live entertainment as we know it came to a screeching halt back in March.
Concert promoters, venues and festivals nationwide have been unable to operate in a safe fashion, and therefore most have not been operating or generating revenue for nearly five months.
Our industry needs federal financial support to make it through the pandemic. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) formed in March to fight for these independent music businesses in D.C. Negotiations regarding the next stimulus package are ongoing, and we have to send a message to Congress that these independent businesses need a lifeline.
We need you to make your voice heard.
Tell Congress that you want them to save live music.
We need Congress to pass the Save Our Stages act or RESTART act.
It only takes a minute. The timing is vital. Congress goes on break soon, and is rushing to complete its next relief bill, and independent venues MUST be included.
More info on the Save Our Stages and RESTART acts:
The Save Our Stages Act would provide $10 billion in Small Business Administration grant funding, specifically for independent music and entertainment venues, to cover six months of expenses. This bipartisan bill was written in response to NIVA’s Save Our Stages Campaign, and introduced on July 22 by Senators Cornyn (R, Texas) and Klobuchar (D, Minnesota).
The RESTART Act would provide loan funding for six months of expenses, with flexible use and up to 90% forgiveness, and would include venues as well as other small businesses facing long closures.
We’re so stoked to announce post-hardcore/emo legends UNDEROATH are streaming live performances of three albums on Fridays in July, starting this week.
The band is performing their 2008 LP Lost In The Sound Of Separation this Friday, July 17th. Next Friday, July 24th, they’re streaming Define The Great Line live, and the following week, July 31st, they’re performing their 2004 classic They’re Only Chasing Safety.
You can purchase tickets to any individual livestream, or purchase bundles including exclusive merch, and tickets to all three streams. A streaming ticket will allow access to watch the streams through August.
Psyko Steve Presents owner and talent buyer Stephen Chilton is featured this week on the 100 Words Or Less Podcast hosted by Ray Harkins. They discuss the state of independent venues around the country and the National Independent Venue Association’s mission to Save Our Stages. Click here to listen.
National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) Created
To Fight For Venue Survival Amid Mandated, Extended Shutdowns
National Independent Venue Association just formed and already has more than 450 charter members in 43 states, including The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ, 9:30 Club in D.C., First Avenue in Minneapolis, Chicago Independent Venue League, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pabst Theater Group in Milwaukee, Red River Cultural District in Austin, and Exit/In in Nashville.