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NIVA

It’s been over a year since Chicago stages went silent, and venues across the city are doing what they can to hang on until the return of public performance.

The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is an organization committed to uniting music venues across the country, promoting and nurturing the environment of live music halls. Ayana Contreras had the opportunity to chat with co-founder Chris Bauman about NIVA’s support of music venues amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. Ayana Contreras: Happy to have you, Chris. […]

Across the country, music venues remain closed due to the pandemic — and according to a new survey, 90 percent of independent venue owners, promoters and bookers say that they will have to close permanently within the next few months, if they can’t get an infusion of targeted government funding. The survey of nearly 2,000 music professionals […]