Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles
Photo: Farah Sosa
Save Our Stages Virtual Festival Reveals Stacked Full Lineup & Schedule
On Oct 16–18, Save Our Stages Festival—or #SOSFest—will bring live music from huge names playing in empty independent venues safely to fans via a star-studded YouTube livestream. The full lineup and schedule have been revealed, so you can make sure to be front row (on your couch) for your favorite artists
FINNEAS, Dillion Francis and Bea Miller will each perform at Los Angeles' Teragram Ballroom, while YG, the Foo Fighters, Phoebe Bridgers, Leon Bridges and Marshmello with Demi Lovato will play at West Hollywood's legendary Troubadour. Comedian and musician Reggie Watts will host the entire weekend.
Miley Cyrus, Sebastián Yatra, G-Eazy and the Black Pumas will also serve up sets from Hollywood's Whisky a Go-Go, Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center, San Francisco's Independent and Austin's The Parish, respectively. Cautious Clay, the Roots, Dizzy Fae, Alec Benjamin and more will also bring their music to the cause.
The organizers, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) goal is to deliver much-needed support to the shuttered music spaces with direct financial support and raising awareness for the $10 billion stimulus package currently in Congress.
During the three-day livestream fest, viewers will be encouraged to donate what they can to the NIVA NIVA Emergency Relief Fund, which benefits indie venues at risk of closing. Save Our Stages is part of the updated HEROES Act, which includes essential funding for independent entertainment venues and promoters.
A recent NIVA study found the majority of indie venues—90 percent!—in the U.S. will be forced to close without federal support.
Visit NIVA's YouTube channel, where the show will be streamed this weekend, to set reminders for each day of the fest. You can also visit saveourstages.com for the full lineup, for more info on the fight to Save Our Stages and to contact your elected officials to urge Congress to pass the Act.