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Sept. 29, 2020

2020: The Year Live Music Stopped - Part 1 (Tim Messina and Peter Ramsey)

2020: The Year Live Music Stopped - Part 1 (Tim Messina and Peter Ramsey)

In March of 2020, COVID-19 had escalated to National and Global Emergency Levels. Very few people are talking about how entertainment of all types stopped also, especially live music. According to NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association, there is a possibility that 80-90% of all Independent Music Venues might close for good.

This could cause a real shift in our culture as to how we experience live music for the next few months and on into the future. As this podcast centers around experiences of customers, I thought it'd good to delve into the music world with the people that put on live music, promote it, supply all the equipment and of course play live music on stage for all of us to experience.

In this 'special edition' podcast series, I was able to sit down with folks like Tim Messina, owner of Studio Labs and Events United to understand the effects from a production perspective and Peter Ramsey, President and CEO of the Palace Theater, a historical non-profit venue in Manchester, NH.

Please listen in to what I would say was a very honest and hopeful account of the impact COVID-19 has had on Live Music and Entertainment and the possible changes to our Venue Landscape for our future.