NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.

These entertainment hubs are critical to their local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail. Independent venues exist in every state across the country; they were the first to be closed, they will be the last to open. The economic recovery process will extend past just reopening the front doors, requiring solutions unique to the industry.


The Save Our Stages Act would provide Small Business Administration grants for independent live music venue
operators affected by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. These grants would provide at least six months of financial
support to keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector for communities across America.

Please join the push in taking action to #SaveOurStages by sending an email to congress. It’s quick and easy and just a click away!


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