The mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.

Because of YOUR incredible support, we are excited to announce that a new piece of legislation was introduced, called the SAVE OUR STAGES Act. The bill, introduced by Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Cornyn (R-TX), is a bipartisan effort and would provide a lifeline to independent venues, promoters, festivals, and more.

We are so thankful for your support and are asking for your help once again. Please head to and sign a new letter to let your representatives know you support NIVA, the Save Our Stages Act, and the RESTART Act.

With well over one million letters sent already, progress is being made. Now we need to let Congress know the SOS and RESTART Acts must pass. They are set to vote within the next week, so please, take the time to send another letter today.

Your voice matters — Tell your legislators to save independent music venues!

As you know, the letter is already completed for you, just add your information, customize if you’d like, and send it!

Without inclusion in the stimulus bill that is currently being debated, more independent venues, festivals, and promoters will permanently close. Please tell your reps that, “support for independent venues and promoters must be included.”

If you’ve written once, twice, or three times already – we cannot thank you enough. Please write in again, it could not be more urgent.

Make your voices heard-it’s quick, easy, and free. Ask your legislators to support and cosponsor S. 4258/H.R. 7806 the Save Our Stages Act & S. 3814/H.R. 7481, the RESTART Act, which would ensure the survival of independent venues, festivals and promoters across the nation.

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