Reggie Watts hosts this much-needed benefit for the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) all weekend, with the Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, Dillon Francis, the Roots, G-Eazy, Marshmello & Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, YG and many more scheduled to appear.

“#SOSFEST will help shape a path forward for independent venues, touring artists and the live concert industry,” reads a press release. “Through YouTube’s sophisticated global platform, innovation in digital fundraising, and use of the most modern safety protocols and production tools for live performance to date, lasting changes can be made to preserve our nation’s independent venue infrastructure.”

Alec Benjamin kicks things off on Friday with a set from the Hotel Cafe right here in L.A.

Tune in from 5 p.m. PT on Friday, October 16 via YouTube. The event is ongoing all weekend. For more information, including the full schedule, visit

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