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Updated: How to help music venues, staff, musicians and crew in need

Ever since the COVID-19 shutdown kicked in, we’ve done our best to keep this list updated. Do you know a music venue doing a fundraising campaign? Drop us a line or leave a comment.

*Updated April 10, 2021


After public support and advocacy from the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA & NIVA California), National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) and locally-focused groups such as the Los Angeles Independent Venue Coalition (LAIVC) as well as voters changing the majority vote in the U.S. Senate, government assistance for independent venues finally mobilized with the Save Our Stages Act S. 4258 transitioning into the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (as amended and passed through the American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021). SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance is in the midst of the application phase for over $16 billion in grants earmarked for shuttered venues.  Other resources can be found on LAIVC’s Resources for Independent Venues and NIVA’s Emergency Relief Fund pages.

#WeMakeEvents North America‘s RESTART Act (S. 3814/H.R. 7481) was folded into the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance has been extended through September 6, 2021) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act of 2021  (signed into law on March 30, 2021 by President Biden) extending the program through June 30, 2021 (last applications approved June 1).


With venues and bars shuttered, fundraising campaigns are underway for staff — house sound engineers, bartenders, security, door people, etc. and expenses.

You can help contribute directly to their fundraising campaigns:

Silverlake Lounge

Sid the Cat.

Junior High.

Teragram Ballroom & Moroccan Lounge.

The Hi Hat

The Resident.

The Lodge Room & Checker Hall (premiums available).

The Bootleg Theater.

Zebulon (GoFundMe and more).


The Hotel Café

The Airliner.

La Cita.

Amoeba Music.


With venue shutdowns, musicians and their crew have also lost their livelihoods with show and tour cancellations. You can support them here:

Bandcamp No-Fee First Fridays.


Sweet Relief.

Musicians Foundation.

Crew Nation.


Permanent Records

The Roots Wiltern

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