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Local independent music venues asking community to help #SaveOurStages

Posted at 12:07 PM, Jul 27, 2020

TULSA, Okla. — Independent music venues across the United States are banding together to #SaveOurStages.

The National Independent Venue Association is a group of nearly 2,000 music venues in 50 states that are coming together to ask Washington for federal assistance.

These independent venues are small business that were the first to close, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will be the last to open. They are completely shut down with no revenue, according to the Save Our Stages website.

Several Tulsa venues are members of the NIVA and are asking the community for help.

Tulsa's own Cain's Ballroom said they applaud the new bipartisan Save Our Stages Act.

The SOS Act would provide Small Business Administration grants for independent live music venue operators affected by COVID-19.
Cain's Ballroom

#SaveOurStages is asking for:

  • modifications to Small Business Loans and the Payroll Protection Program
  • Tax relief
  • Continued unemployment insurance
  • mortgage and rent forbearance

Venues are asking the community to fill out a form on the #SaveOurStages website and submit it to congress to help save independent music venues.

Below are the independent venues in the state of Oklahoma:

89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City

Beer City Music Hall - Oklahoma City

Bricktown Comedy Clu - Oklahoma City

Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa

DCF Concerts - Oklahoma City

Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City

Doc Roc Productions - Tulsa

IDL Ballroom - Tulsa

Innervisions - Norman

Maggie’s Music Box - Jenks

Mercury Lounge - Tulsa

PM Group - Norman

Ponyboy - Oklahoma City

The Auditorium at the Douglass - Oklahoma City

The Criterion - Oklahoma City

The Jones Assembly - Oklahoma City

The Paramount Room - Oklahoma City

The Vanguard Music Hall - Tulsa

Tower Theatre - Oklahoma City

Tulsa Theater - Tulsa

Venue Shrine - Tulsa

For more information on #SaveOurStages and to fill out a form to congress, click here.

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