THANK YOU for your continued support of Metro/smartbar/GMan Tavern. These have been trying times for everyone, but we sure have been feeling the love from y’all.

You may have seen mentions of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) in previous posts––we are a group of independent venues and promoters across the country fighting for survival. We were the first to close and will be the last to fully reopen.

Without support from Congress, 90% of NIVA’s members across America say they will be forced to close their doors forever. Congress will be voting THIS MONTH, so we need your help NOW. We are writing today to ask for 30 seconds of your time to help ensure that we can reopen our doors once it is deemed safe to do so.

Please visit www.SaveOurStages.com to send a letter to Congress. The form for the letter is already filled in; you just have to add your name. Even if you’ve written once, please make your voices heard now. Ask your legislators to support and co-sponsor S. 3814/H.R. 7481, the RESTART Act, introduced by Senators Young and Bennet in the Senate and Representatives Golden and Kelly in the House, which calls for emergency relief for indie venues, festivals, and promoters.

Click here to read the letter over 600 artists sent to Congress in support of NIVA.

We can’t begin to explain how much we appreciate you participating in this call to action. We’re unbelievably eager to bring music back to our stages and to see your elated faces out there having a ball. Please help make sure we get there together.

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