Bill speaks to Aubrey Burchell, Leah and Mark Hohman, & Bradley Malone who will be lending their musical talents to the SOS Concert Series tomorrow to raise money for NIVA’s Emergency Relief Fund.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of life and business. Across the country, thousands of local venues, promoters and bookers have experienced devastating losses of revenue and increased debt. Nearly 90% have suggested they run the risk of significant financial hardship or closure in the coming months. We have already lost countless venues in Pittsburgh since the beginning of the pandemic. While the CARES Act, PPP Loans and other stimulus programs have provided assistance to many aspects of our local community and businesses, these programs often overlooked the unique needs and attributes of our local music venues.