#SOSFEST is a three-day virtual music festival featuring exclusive original performances and content, streaming October 16 -18. Hosted by Reggie Watts, #SOSFEST features performances from 35+ artists, including an intimate set from Foo Fighters, and performances by Brittany Howard, Dave Matthews, The Roots, Marshmello & Demi Lovato, Reba McEntire, and more, recorded live from more than 25 independent concert venues across the United States. These artists join YouTube Music and NIVA to amplify the message of NIVA’s Save Our Stages advocacy efforts and raise funds for its nationwide, need-based grant program to provide relief to these important members of the independent music, comedy, and arts community.
#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. Tune-in to #SOSFEST for free, and donate if you can!
If you’re receiving this email, it means we owe you a debt of gratitude already. It means you’ve shown up and demonstrated your support for your favorite independent venues.
Can we ask a favor and call on you to send one more message? It still only takes 30 seconds to remind your representatives that you support the updated HEROES Act, which INCLUDES the original Save Our Stages Act.