The coronavirus pandemic has forced independent music venues across the country to close, and it’s expected that many won’t survive the shut down. Well, now a group of artists are doing what they can to raise awareness and money for these important clubs.
Reba McEntire, Brothers Osborne, Little Big Town and Kelsea Ballerini are among the artists set to perform for the Save Our Stages Virtual Festival, happening October 16th to 18th.
The event is produced by YouTube Music and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and hopes raise money for independent venues and to spread awareness of the $10 billion Save Our Stages Act currently before Congress.
The festival, which will livestream i on NIVA’s Official YouTube Channel, will feature original performances from 26 different independent venues throughout the U.S., with 35 acts confirmed. Other artists participating in the fest include Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Dave Matthews, Demi Lovato & Marshmello, Brittany Howard, The Roots, G-Eazy, Leon Bridges, YG, Finneas, Phoebe Bridgers, Jason Mraz, Macklemore and more.