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.
#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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