THERE IS HOPE!! Music venues all over the country who are struggling to pay their rent/bills/in danger of shutting down permanently since the coronavirus pandemic may just get help after all!
Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota introduced a new piece of legislation called the “Save Our Stages Act”. It’s a relief bill that aims to provide financial support to music and entertainment venues across the country.
the “Save Our Stages Act” will offer six months of financial support to “keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector for communities across America.” The legislation is geared towards operators, promoters, and talent reps at primarily small, independent venues.
In a statement, both Senators explained why they felt compelled to join in the fight to save music venues. “Minnesota’s concert halls, theatres, and places of entertainment — like First Avenue in Minneapolis, where Prince famously performed — have inspired generations with the best of local music, art and education,” said Klobuchar. “This legislation would help ensure that small entertainment venues can continue to operate and serve our communities for generations to come.”