The stay-at-home / shelter-in-place orders caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected many businesses, especially those focused in live entertainment and nightlife.
In business since the late ’80s, independently owned and operated NYC venue and club Knitting Factory Brooklyn needs our help to stay alive during these troubled times. Specifically, they need us to contact our senators and representatives and let them know that our local concert venues need financial support now.
Here’s more from Knitting Factory:
We Need Your Help To Save Knitting Factory
Thank you for your ongoing support of Knitting Factory.
Together with you we have played a role in bringing Brooklyn to life and furthering the careers of countless artists. We were the first venue to book Koe Wetzel, Black Pumas, Too Many Zooz, The Murder Capital and Fever 333, which we could do because of our independence. Now independent venues like ours are at risk, and we need you to tell our Senators and Representatives how important Knitting Factory is to you and the Brooklyn music scene.
When this crisis began, independent music venues were the first to close, and we will be the last to open. While completely shuttered we have no revenue, our employees and artists are without jobs, and normal bills keep coming, regardless.
We have joined the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), a group of more than 1,200 independent music venues and promoters in all 50 states, to collectively urge Congress to help protect our industry by providing the financial support that is necessary for us to survive the shutdown and reopen once again.
Please join us and support our cause by calling and writing our Senators and Representatives today.
It’s fast and easy: Click here to email your representatives.
Yell it, scream it, clap your hands, and pound your feet like you’re calling the band back for an encore! Please help us ensure we survive by using your voice now (and tell a friend or 100 friends!). #SaveOurStages
New York concert venues who are also part of NIVA include (Le) Poisson Rouge, Alphaville, Amityville Music Hall, Anthology, Avant Gardner, Baby’s All Right, Blackthorn 51, City Winery, Elsewhere, Gold Sounds, The Iridium, Knockdown Center, Littlefield, Market Hotel, Mohawk Place, National Sawdust, Pioneer Works, Saint Vitus, Sony Hall, The Capitol Theatre, Town Ballroom, Union Pool, Westcott Theater, and MUCH more.
Here’s that LINK again to take action and save our stages.