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Announcing SOSFEST with Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews & More



Exclusive New Performances at Independent Venues to #SaveOurStages 

NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) & YouTube just announced #SOSFest! A three day virtual music festival on October 16-18 with exclusive performances by tons of incredible artists.

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.

Click here to tune in to #SOSFEST for free, and donate if you can!


1) Subscribe to the NIVA YouTube Channel

2) Set a reminder on the NIVA #SOSFEST channel

3) Tune in on October 16-18 to catch exclusive performances from your favorite artists working to #SaveOurStages

4) Watch for FREE + Donate to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund

Save Our Stages – Promoters & Venues Need Your Help Today

Tell Congress to #SaveOurStages!

Independent promoters and venues need your help today! Visit 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.

Visit to send a letter to your representatives.

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.

#SaveOurStages In The News:

A ‘Do Or Die’ Situation: Without Help From Congress, Arizona’s Music Venues Could Shutter – AZCentral

#SaveOurStages: Phoenix Music Promoter Psyko Steve Helps Lead Movement For Independent Venues –

David Byrne And Other Music Stars Work To Help Small Venues Survive – Today Show

Amy Klobuchar On Bill To Save Indie Music Venues: ‘I Don’t Want To Lose Music In America’ – Rolling Stone

#SaveOurStages: Indie Music Venues Get Another Boost From Capitol Hill – Forbes