The National Independent Venue Association is asking Congress for longterm financial assistance.

The ongoing shutdown of live music due to COVID-19 could lead many independent venues to shutter their doors forever.

According to a new survey conducted by the National Independent Venue Association, which represents 2,000 members in all 50 states, 90% of its members say they will be forced to cease operations permanently if the shutdown lasts six months or longer and there’s no federal support provided.

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