Save Our Stages – Your Voice Matters



As you know, The Rebel Lounge has been closed for nearly 5 months now. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) was created to rally for independent venues and promoters throughout the US in March.

Today we need your help. Venues and promoters need federal financial support to help us stay afloat. A poll of NIVA members revealed that 90% of these venues don’t have the resources to stay afloat if they are closed for over 6 months. Negotiations regarding the next stimulus package are ongoing, and we have to send a message to Congress that these independent businesses need a lifeline.

We need YOU to write to your local representatives and ask them to Save Our Stages.

Please help by visiting and sending a (pre-written) letter to your representatives. It only takes a minute! If we make enough noise together, we really can make our voices heard.

The timing is vital. Congress goes on break soon, and is rushing to complete its next relief bill, and independent venues MUST be included.

AZCentral shared an article today discussing the dire situation that venues are in. Click here to read.

More info on the Save Our Stages and RESTART acts:

The Save Our Stages Act would provide $10 billion in Small Business Administration grant funding, specifically for independent music and entertainment venues, to cover six months of expenses. This bipartisan bill was written in response to NIVA’s Save Our Stages Campaign, and introduced on July 22 by Senators Cornyn (R, Texas) and Klobuchar (D, Minnesota). The RESTART Act would provide loan funding for six months of expenses, with flexible use and up to 90% forgiveness, and would include venues as well as other small businesses facing long closures.


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