John & Aimee Oates Expand ‘Oates Song Fest 7908’ Virtual Festival Lineup

By Scott Bernstein Feb 8, 2021 8:56 am PST

John Oates and his wife, Aimee Oates will present “Oates Song Fest 7908,” a livestream special, on the JamBase Livestreams Calendar via on Saturday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Michael McDonald, Darius Rucker, Sara Bareilles and Jewel are among recent additions to the virtual festival’s all-star lineup.

Dan + Shay, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, Infinity Song, Louis York and Quinn Sullivan round out the batch of “Oates Song Fest 7908” additions. The lineup already included Oates, Bob Weir, Daryl Hall, Dave Grohl, Sammy Hagar, Jim James, Keb Mo, Shawn Colvin, Michael Franti, Malina Moye, Big Kenny, Jim Lauderdale and Sheila E. John Oates will co-host the livestream special with Saxquatch.

While the livestream will be broadcast for free, viewers will be asked to donate to Feeding America. “We estimate approximately 50 million people could face food insecurity due to the ongoing economic fallout from COVID-19 and recovery will be long,” said Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot. “We are deeply grateful to John & Aimee Oates and all of the participants of Oates Song Fest 7908 for helping to raise awareness and funds to continue our support for our neighbors in need.” Every dollar donated to Feeding America will provide at least 10 meals to families in need.

“Oates Song Fest 7908” will feature cameos from celebrity guests Tichina Arnold, Monica, Angie Harmon, Mike Wolf (American Pickers), The Professor (Basketball Genius), Hayley Orrantia (Goldbergs) and Margo Rey. Head here for more info.

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