164 Members Of Congress Send Letter To SBA Urging Launch Of SVOG Applications

by Michael Broerman (Live For Live Music - April 20, 2021)

Small venue owners in all 50 states were delivered promising news on December 27th as the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (formerly known as the Save Our Stages Act) was signed into law. Fast forward 115 days and venue owners are still unable to access the $16 billion earmarked for their financial survival.

About CIVL | Chicago Independent Venue League

Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) advocates on behalf of Chicago’s independently owned and operated concert venues and music halls. Founded in 2018, CIVL works to ensure the long-term viability of its member venues so they may continue to provide event-goers with enjoyable live music experiences.

Chicago’s reputation as a world renowned live music hub is largely due to independently owned and operated music venues’ legacies of nurturing homegrown talent. Performers from every genre are afforded opportunities to earn national recognition. More than 50 CIVL member venues proudly represent Chicago’s culture and musical style.

CIVL is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. Visit CIVLChicago.com for more information or to contribute.


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