Save Our Stages Fest – A three-day virtual benefit

Friday October 16th will be day 1 of 3 for the first and hopefully last Save Our Stages Fest – a three-day virtual benefit with artists and organizations rallying to the aid of independent music venues at risk of closing their doors forever. This three-day event features original performances and commentary from diverse talent across various genres, shot live at iconic indie stages from across the United States including our very own Broward Center for the Performing Arts. #SOSFEST as it’s tagged on social media aims to preserve our nation’s independent live music scene. The festival is raising funds for the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund, where any member organization can apply for support.

Friday October 16th Day 1 Schedule:

8:00pm – Alec Benjamin at The Hotel Cafe
9:30pm – FINNEAS at Teragram Ballroom
9:00pm – Sebastian Yatra at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
9:40pm – Dizzy Fae at First Avenue
10:10pm – Macklemore at Neumos
10:50pm – YG at Troubadour
11:15pm – G-Eazy at The Independent
11:45pm – Marshmello + Demi Lovato at Troubadour
11:55pm – Dillon Francis at Teragram Ballroom

Saturday October 17th Day 2 schedule:

4:00pm – Jason Mraz at Belly Up Tavern
4:40pm – Adam Melchor at The Hotel Cafe
5:10pm – Kelsea Ballerini at Exit/In
5:40pm – JP Saxe at Troubadour
6:15pm – Cautious Clay at World Cafe Live
6:55pm – Bea Miller at Teragram Ballroom
7:35pm – Gus Dapperton at (Le) Poisson Rouge
8:15pm – Phoebe Bridgers at Troubadour
9:00pm – Rise Against at Metro
9:25pm – Brittany Howard at Ryman Auditorium
9:55pm – Leon Bridges at Troubadour
10:15pm – Miley Cyrus at Whisky a Go Go
10:35pm – Foo Fighters at Troubadour
11:10pm – The Roots at Apollo Theater
11:20pm – Portugal. The Man at Crystal Ballroom
1:10am – Major Lazer at Gramps

Sunday October 18th Day 3 schedule:

5:00pm – Little Big Town at Exit/In
5:35pm – Brothers Osborne at Mercy Lounge
6:05pm – Dave Matthews (Solo) at The Jefferson Theater
6:40pm – Monica at Center Stage
6:55pm – Black Pumas at The Parish
7:10pm – Nathaniel Rateliff at Boulder Theater
7:50pm – Reba McEntire at Ryman Auditorium
8:30pm – The Revivalists at Tipitina’s
9:05pm – The Lumineers at Boulder Theater

Click the link above each day’s schedule or search YouTube for #SOSfest and discover live streaming performances all weekend long.

About NIVA

Formed at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown, National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), now represents more than 2,800 members in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. These independent venues and promoters were the first to close and will be the last to fully reopen. NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live venues, promoters and festivals throughout the United States.

To learn more about NIVA’s quest to gain federal funding for independent venues, visit

To learn more about the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund, visit