90% Of American Music Venues Will Close Without Federal Aid

The recession caused by COVID-19 is affecting live performance venues as much as any other industry

VIRUS OUTBREAK
A patio now open sign displays at 365-viii live music venue on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Chicago. Chicago bars, lounges, taverns, and breweries that don't serve food can get back to business for the first time in months Wednesday as the city moves through Phase 3 of easing COVID-19 restrictions. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
VIRUS OUTBREAK
A patio now open sign displays at 365-viii live music venue on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Chicago. Chicago bars, lounges, taverns, and breweries that don't serve food can get back to business for the first time in months Wednesday as the city moves through Phase 3 of easing COVID-19 restrictions. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

90% Of American Music Venues Will Close Without Federal Aid

The recession caused by COVID-19 is affecting live performance venues as much as any other industry

The novel coronavirus pandemic and its resulting impact on the economy is putting music venues in dire financial straits.

Reset talks with the head of the National Independent Venue Association and a Chicago venue owner to discuss the future of live performances and what steps the industry is taking to survive.

GUEST: Rev. Moose, executive director of the National Independent Venue Association

Bruce Finkelman, local venue owner of Thalia Hall, Empty Bottle