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Not-for-profit alliance created to help Indiana music venues through pandemic

Posted at 6:09 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 23:36:12-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A not-for-profit organization has been created to help Indiana music venues as the concert shutdowns continue into the summer months.

Many of the state’s top venues and promoters joined together to create the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance. The alliance provides resources, education and emergency relief efforts to venues across the state.

According to the National Independent Venue Association, each dollar spent on a concert or venue ticket creates $12 in economic activity through restaurants, hotels, taxis and retail establishments.

“The nature of the live music industry is much different than other industries,” Dustin Boyer of Duke’s Indy said in a release. “It takes months for advance planning for live shows with tour routings and lead times with artists, their agents and management. Due to these current uncertain times, our live music calendar has been cleared. Even as restrictions are lifted, our path to reopening as a music venue could go into fall 2020 or later. There’s no way to predict the new ‘norm.’ That makes it difficult to know how and if we can survive.”

Current participants of either the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance or the National Independent Venue Association include:

  • Square Cat Vinyl - Indianapolis
  • Duke's Indy - Indianapolis
  • Melody Inn - Indianapolis
  • Red Bicycle Hall - Madison
  • Derby Dinner Playhouse - Clarksville
  • Unbroken Circle Productions - Madison
  • State Street Pub - Indianapolis
  • HI-FI / MOKB Presents - Indianapolis
  • The Jazz Kitchen - Indianapolis
  • The Vogue - Indianapolis
  • Healer DIY - Indianapolis
  • White Rabbit Cabaret - Indianapolis
  • Hoosier Dome - Indianapolis
  • The Bluebird - Bloomington
  • The Clyde Theatre - Fort Wayne
  • The Mousetrap - Indianapolis