LIVE This Weekend: Watch #SOSFest to Save Independent Venues: Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, Leon Bridges, Miley Cyrus, Jason Mraz, Phoebe Bridgers, More

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The uncertain future of independent live music venues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closures of venues across the country sparked the creation of NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association, and this weekend, Oct. 16-18, a three-day virtual festival combining the talents of several big-name acts and historic music venues will take place as a fundraising endeavor to help ensure venues survive this difficult time. It’s called #SOSFest (as in #SaveOurStages), and it will be headlined by the Foo Fighters, performing at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.

More details:

A three-day virtual benefit festival with artists and organizations rallying to the aid of independent music venues at risk of closing their doors permanently. Featuring original performances and commentary from diverse talent across genres and shot live at iconic indie stages, #SOSFEST 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 – please consider helping by clicking the blue Donate button.

And here’s the full list of performances, which span genres and styles — all coming together in the name of helping the live music industry during a time in which it’s sorely needed.

Here’s a preview of the Foo Fighters’ acoustic performance from the Troubadour in West Hollywood, as shared Thursday evening:

Watch each day of the series below on YouTube. Full details:

Friday, Oct. 16 (Day 1), going live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

5:00pm – Alec Benjamin at The Hotel Cafe
5:30pm – FINNEAS at Teragram Ballroom
6:00pm – Sebastian Yatra at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
6:40pm – Dizzy Fae at First Avenue
7:10pm — Macklemore at Neumos
7:50pm — YG at Troubadour
8:15pm — G-Eazy at The Independent
8:45pm — Marshmello + Demi Lovato at Troubadour
8:55pm — Dillon Francis at Teragram Ballroom

Day 2, going live Saturday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT:

1:00pm – Jason Mraz at Belly Up Tavern
1:40pm – Adam Melchor at The Hotel Cafe
2:10pm – Kelsea Ballerini at Exit/In
2:40pm – JP Saxe at Troubadour
3:15pm – Cautious Clay at World Cafe Live
3:55pm – Bea Miller at Teragram Ballroom
4:35pm – Gus Dapperton at (Le) Poisson Rouge
5:15pm – Phoebe Bridgers at Troubadour
6:00pm – Rise Against at Metro
6:25pm – Brittany Howard at Ryman Auditorium
6:55pm – Leon Bridges at Troubadour
7:15pm – Miley Cyrus at Whisky a Go Go
7:35pm – Foo Fighters at Troubadour
8:10pm – The Roots at Apollo Theater
9:20pm – Portugal. The Man at Crystal Ballroom
10:10pm – Major Lazer at Gramps

Day 3, going live Sunday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT:

2:00pm – Little Big Town at Exit/In
2:35pm – Brothers Osborne at Mercy Lounge
3:05pm – Dave Matthews (Solo) at The Jefferson Theater
3:40pm – Monica at Center Stage
3:55pm – Black Pumas at The Parish
4:10pm – Nathaniel Rateliff at Boulder Theater
4:50pm – Reba McEntire at Ryman Auditorium
5:30pm – The Revivalists at Tipitina’s
6:05pm – The Lumineers at Boulder Theater

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