“There was no one to speak for us,” Stephen Chilton said. “Everyone was talking about the big events and festivals, and no one was talking about the mid-size venues and clubs.”
Chilton heads the National Independent Venue Association which is fighting to #SaveOurStages in the fallout of coronavirus repercussions.
“What is the most unsafe thing right now? It’s mass gatherings, and we produce mass gatherings,” he said.
In two months time, more than 1,600 have joined NIVA, but it still pales in comparison to the thousands in the restaurant industry.Continue reading