Good news! Remember hearing how your favorite small venues around the Bay Area were at risk of closing due to the pandemic? Although we’re not out of the woods completely yet, some relief is on the way. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar lead the charge in Congress and was able to get the #SaveOurStages Act included in the relief bill, which would get $15 billion dollars for venues. It will be a bit of much-needed relief, for now, and keeps hope alive for the Bay Area music scene. As you have probably heard, venues were the first to close down, and will likely be the last to open back up.
Read the interview with Amy Klobuchar and the full article at RollingStone.com.
We can’t thank NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) enough, as well as the fans and outpouring of support the movement received. Music fans sent over 2.1 million emails to elected officials, expressing their support for the Save Our Stages Act. Speaking your voice works!