Times are hard in America, and around the world. All businesses have taken a large hit, and that includes independent music venues.
While restaurants, salons, and other businesses are starting to open back up, concerts have mostly been cancelled through the rest of the year.
The National Independent Venue Association just conducted a new survey and found that 90 percent of owners think they might shut down forever if venues can’t reopen in the next few months.
There is a movement called #SaveOurStages has the support of over 600 artists including Lady Gaga, Neil Young, and Billy Joel, but will that be enough?
I hope our local venues here in Charlotte can make it! I’ve already heard far too many local businesses closing.