Foo Fighters Are Performing An Intimate Set For Save Our Stages Fest

By Katrina Nattress

October 8, 2020

Next week, 35 of the biggest names in music are joining forces to help ensure the survival of independent music venues. On Thursday (October 8) the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), in partnership with YouTube Music, announced the Save Our Stages Festival aka #SOSFest.

The three-day virtual event will benefit NIVA's Emergency Relief Fund and feature Foo Fighters playing an intimate set from Los Angeles' iconic Troubadour.

"The smaller music venues and the ones that are really struggling are not only culturally important, they are emotionally important,” Dave Grohl said in a statement.

“During this shutdown, all the uncertainties we have and are experiencing have been very unnerving and have caused a high level of despair,” added Troubadour owner Christine Karayan. “That is why we are so happy and beyond grateful to all the fans and music community for banding together to help and to show their support and love to all the independent venues across the country. This is our light and hope in our time of darkness.” 

The Foos are just one of 35 bands participating in the benefit festival, which will be streaming live from 25 independent music venues across America. Dave Matthews, FINNEAS, Portugal. The Man, The Lumineers, Rise Against, The Revivalists, Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, and more are also set to perform.

#SOSFest is broadcasting live October 16-18 on NIVA's YouTube channel. Though the livestream is free, viewers are encouraged to donate money to the Emergency Relief Fund, which was created to help independent music venues survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the #SOSFest trailer and see a full list of who's performing and where below.

#SOSFest Lineup

Adam Melchor at The Hotel Cafe

Alec Benjamin at The Hotel Cafe

Bea Miller at The Teragram Ballroom

Black Pumas at The Parish

Brittany Howard at Ryman Auditorium

Brothers Osborne at Mercy Lounge

Cautious Clay at World Cafe Live

Dave Matthews (Solo) at Jefferson Theater

Dillon Francis at The Teragram Ballroom

Dizzy Fae at First Avenue

FINNEAS at The Teragram Ballroom

Foo Fighters at The Troubadour

G-Eazy at The Independent

Gus Dapperton at LPR

Jason Mraz at Belly Up Tavern

JP Saxe at The Troubadour

Kelsea Ballerini at Exit/In

Leon Bridges at The Troubadour

Little Big Town at Exit/In

The Lumineers at Boulder Theater

Macklemore at Neumos

Major Lazer at Gramps

Marshmello + Demi Lovato at The Troubadour

Miley Cyrus at Whisky a Go Go

Monica at Center Stage

Nathaniel Rateliff at Boulder Theater

Phoebe Bridgers at The Troubadour

Portugal. The Man at Crystal Ballroom

Reba McEntire at Ryman Auditorium

The Revivalists at Tipitina's

Rise Against at Metro

The Roots at Apollo Theater

Sebastian Yatra at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

YG at The Troubadour

Photo: Getty Images

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