According to NIVA, without COVID relief, in 13 weeks there may be only one independent music venue left standing in Nashville.

Independent venues are dying, and Congress isn’t doing very much about it. Since March, COVID-19 has shuttered venues across the US and they’ve been struggling to survive without revenue from shows as rent, insurance, and payroll payments continue to stack up. Though owners, operators, and industry workers banded together to form the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and have been lobbying for Federal assistance since late March, Congress left for recess in August without a vote, leaving the entire industry without a lifeline.

Source: Congress Is Killing Independent Music Venues