Chicago music venues struggling to survive amid pandemic

by Anthony Ponce (WFLD-TV - March 3, 2021)

Months after the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant was passed into law, applications have yet to be made available - leaving local venues, including Metro (founded by Joe Shanahan, founding board member Chicago Independent Venue League) in a lurch.

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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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