America’s Independent Music Venues Could Close Soon Due To Coronavirus
Written by awsm on June 9, 2020
Across the country, music venues remain closed due to the pandemic — and according to a new survey, 90 percent of independent venue owners, promoters and bookers say that they will have to close permanently within the next few months, if they can’t get an infusion of targeted government funding.
NIVA – National Independent Venue Association conducted a survey concluded that Even if venues were allowed to reopen sooner, public health restrictions like severely limited audience capacity would make their businesses economically unviable, the venue owners and promoters say. As a result, NIVA is looking to Congress to pass specific relief funding that would address their members’ needs.
A number of prominent musicians are publicly supporting the association’s quest for federal relief.