Demi Lovato & Marshmello Perform “OK Not To Be OK” at Troubadour for Save Our Stages Festival
- The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) partnered with YouTube for a 3-day virtual music festival to #SaveOurStages. This benefit event aimed to generate significant awareness, advocacy and donations for the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund, directly supporting our most vulnerable venues experiencing catastrophic revenue loss.
A lot of the artists joined in the event as part of the Save Our Stages Fest for raising money for independent music venues on the verge of closing due to the pandemic.
Demi Lovato and Marshmello performed “OK Not To Be OK” at Troubadour in Los Angeles.
The song was released by Demi Lovato and Marshmello last month. This marks the first collaboration between both artists.
Before their performance, Marshmello said, “Ninety percent of [the venues] are at risk of shutting down within the next three months.”
Demi Lovato added, “I know personally, I found music at independent stages. One in particular, the Door in Dallas. I saw Paramore there, I remember it being so influential to my artistry growing up.”
In addition to both artists, YG, Foo Fighters, Phoebe Bridgers performed at Troubadour, G-Eazy performing at San Francisco's The Independent, Macklemore at the Seattle's Neumos, Miley Cyrus from the Whisky A Go-Go, Brittany Howard at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the Roots at New York's Apollo Theatre, FINNEAS at Los Angeles' Teragram Ballroom, Major Lazer from Miami's Gramps and more.
“During this shutdown, all the uncertainties we have and are experiencing have been very unnerving and have caused a high level of despair,” Christine Karayan, the owner of Troubadour in Los Angeles, said in a statement. “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.”
- source : Rolling Stone