The highly contagious coronavirus is incompatible with many normal pre-pandemic activities, but few more so than a live show in a crowded venue.
How hard hit are venues and their employees? What about the numerous other players in the live music economy and ecosystem including artists, talent agents, tour managers, promotors, stagehands, security, the tour bus industry, record companies and more?
How will entertainment venues adapt to stay afloat in the wake of COVID-19? What would be the economic and cultural impact of permanent venue closures across the country and in San Antonio?
- Audrey Fix Schaefer, communications director for the National Independent Venues Association
- Blayne Tucker, owner of The Mix and precinct captain for NIVA Texas
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*This interview was recorded on Tuesday, July 21.