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Save Our Stages! #SOSFest Streaming Live This Weekend

It’s no secret that one of the industries to be hit the hardest from the COVID-19 pandemic has been the live music and events industry. Our beloved concert venues, bars, and music halls have been shuttered since the beginning of the lockdowns and there seems to be no end in sight. For many of our nation’s independent music venues, it is literally do or die time as some have already closed their doors for good and many, many more will be forced to do so in the near future if something doesn’t change. With government help too little and perhaps too late in coming, the industry can no longer survive on the empty promises of politicians. As music lovers, we all can help do our part to save these wonderful places that have given us so much joy over the years and hopefully keep them alive until the music can grace their hallowed halls once again. 

This weekend you can tune in to one of the biggest online events as #SOSFest will be streaming live on NIVA’s (National Independent Venue Association) YouTube Channel. This historic event will feature performances from a wide variety of artists including Demi Lovato, Dave Matthews, Reba McEntire, Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, and many, many more. As fans, you can get involved directly and support this important cause by donating directly to the Emergency Relief Fund, purchasing Save Our Stages merchandise and by telling Congress to work and pass the Save Our Stages legislation asap, an option that only takes a minute and costs zero dollars. Please join the cause and help save our stages. 

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#SOSFEST will stream live on NIVA’s Official YouTube ChannelStarting at 5pm PT / 8pm ET Friday, October 16 Fans can donate directly to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund, which benefits independent venues in peril, on NIVA’s Official YouTube Channel now

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#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 Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, Black Pumas, Miley Cyrus, Kelsea Ballerini, and more, recorded live from more than 25 independent concert venues across the United States. #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! 

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How to Watch #SOSFEST1) Subscribe to the NIVA YouTube Channel2) 🔔 to set a reminder on the NIVA #SOSFEST channel3) Tune in on October 16-18 to catch exclusive performances from your favorite artists working to #SaveOurStages4) Watch for FREE + Donate to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund 🆘

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· Shop NIVA Merch ·Support the National Independent Venue Association by shopping merch ahead of the #SOSFEST and help #SaveOurStages. 

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Your Voice Matters
Tell Your Reps to #SaveOurStagesIf you’re reading this, you know we need your help. Because of YOU, over 2 MILLION messages have already been sent to Congress, and the Save Our Stages Act has been included in the updated HEROES Act. Now, we need Congress to get to work and pass this legislation. Can you send one more message on our behalf, letting your representatives know you support this bill? 

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