Thank you to everyone who has supported our businesses over these uncertain times, via our staff fund, Union Pie pizza locations at The Wharf and Jammin Java, donating tickets for affected events, supporting local causes at our outdoor A Song & A Slice benefit series at Jammin Java, and on our social media pages. As you well know, the experience of live music cannot and will not be replaced. Although independent venues such as ours are feeling the social-distancing squeeze especially hard, there is a way to voice your support and secure our industry for many years to come.
We’re a part of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), which was formed to try to save independent venues and promoters across the country. We were the first to close and will be the last to fully reopen.
Without support from Congress, 90% of NIVA’s independent venues, festivals & promoters across America say they will be forced to close their doors forever. Congress will be voting THIS MONTH, so we need your help NOW. Go to www.SaveOurStages.com to send a letter to Congress. The form for the letter is already filled in, you just have to add your name. It takes less than 30 seconds.
Without inclusion in the next stimulus bill, this might be the last chance for your favorite independent venues, festivals and promoters. Tell your reps that life support for independent venues and promoters must be included.
Even if you’ve written once, please make your voices heard now, it’s quick, easy and free. Ask your legislators to support and cosponsor S. 3814/H.R. 7481, the RESTART Act, introduced by Senators Young and Bennet in the Senate and Representatives Golden and Kelly in the House, which would ensure the survival of independent venues, festivals and promoters across the nation.
This link will automatically populate with your Senators and Congressional Representative based on your zipcode. Thank you so very much for your continued support!