Save Our Stages Act

Local Concert Promoters and Venues Await Federal Assistance

Last modified July 7, 2021 at 7:22 am

What follows is a dispatch from the downtown music scene with Everynight Charley Crespo, prolific Editor of The Manhattan Beat. Here is the latest entry. Shortly after the pandemic closures began in March 2020, the National Independent Venue Operators Association (NIVA) formed and lobbied the federal government with the Save Our Stages Act to prevent […]

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Congress Passes Save Our Stages Act as Part of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Posted December 22, 2020 at 5:19 am

Legislators in the US House of Representatives and Senate reached an agreement on a second stimulus package, which provides some $900 billion in pandemic relief, including to struggling independent venues as part of the Save Our Stages Act. The bill’s official language is not yet fully public, but Senators Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued […]

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Schumer Supports Arlene’s Grocery in Bid to “Save Our Stages”

Posted December 7, 2020 at 5:01 am

Senator Chuck Schumer paid a visit to the Lower East Side on Saturday to help push federal legislation aimed at assisting the ailing live entertainment industry. He stood outside Arlene’s Grocery on Stanton Street, the twenty-five-year-old live music venue that last week announced an impending closure (February 1) if it can’t raise funds to survive. […]

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