Chicago Venues Seek Support from Devastating Economic Impact of Covid-19
Live music venues have been one of the most negatively impacted industries of the global shutdown caused by the coronavirus, and Chicago is no exception. Local venues, particularly smaller independent operators, are in an existentially precarious position at the moment — with no one knowing when this will end or if they will even be able to reopen when it does. As one of the first industries to close and likely one of the last to reopen, local music venues need your help more now than ever. To that end, the Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) has assembled a handy one-stop shop for donations to individual local venues such as Metro, Empty Bottle, Reggie’s, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, Sleeping Village, Thalia Hall, The Vic, The Riv, Park West, The Hideout, The Whistler, The Promontory, Martyrs’ and more. If you have the means to do so, please consider donating to one or more of these venues here.