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Live music venues see new association as key to their survival

Group born out of devastation wreaked on in-person entertainment industry has already scored a legislative victory and plans on more

Country music legend Dolly Parton is among the many celebrities who have filmed videos for the National Independent Venue Association urging the public to "Save Our Stages" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb. 19, 2021
By Walt Williams

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on most industries but few have been hit quite as completely as concert stages, comedy clubs and other independent entertainment venues, which saw their entire business model collapse almost overnight. To survive, they formed an association.