From stage and venue workers to musicians and performers and, most importantly, the millions of people who are working behind the scenes to bring shows to life, there is a massive ecosystem that has been brought to a halt since the pandemic put live events on pause around the world. The vast majority of U.S. workers in the live events industry still have not received meaningful financial support from the federal government. These people were some of the first to stop working when the pandemic hit and will certainly be the last to return to work when live events can safely return. We need to save the people who power live events so that they can bring music, theater, comedy and all kinds of culture back when the show can go on once again.
Millions of workers across our industry have been out of work since the pandemic put live events on pause in March, and will continue to be out of work for many months to come.
The numbers speak for themselves:
95% of all events in 2020 have been cancelled
97% of contract workers in live events have lost their income
77% of people in the live events industry have lost 100% of their income
70-80% reduction in staff and crew due to pause in live events
62% of American artists across all disciplines are now unemployed
Tell Congress to keep them top of mind for aid and help spread the word for support across the industry.
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Thank you to all the organizations and companies choosing to
#SaveLiveEventsNow and join our cause, including:
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Owner of Bandit Lites
Legislative Director, IATSE