Indianapolis, IN. – On September 1st, 2020, Cities across the U.S. turned their venues, businesses and homes Red in hopes to bring public and media awareness in support of the live music sector. #WeMakeEvents and #RedAlertRestart is an effort being put forth, by the live music industry, to jump-start relief and bring awareness to the general public. The live events industry was the first to shut down in wake of the pandemic and will be the last to reopen.
The live events industry employs over 12 million people and contributes over $1 trillion annually to the U.S. economy. In March, over 95% of live events have been canceled due to Covid-19 and 96% of companies have had to cut staff and/or wages. 77% of the industry’s employees have lost up to 100% of their income including 97% of 1099 workers. The industry is in dire straights and needs our help to survive. Can you imagine a world without live music or events? Would you want to? Here’s what you can do to help…
- Reach out to your State Representatives and ask them to support The Restart Act (Bill 3814) and extend the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
- Post a red-tinted photo of your favorite live event to your social media with the following caption:
#RedAlertRESTART: the live events we love may never recover from the pandemic, we need to take action! Take 2 minutes to contact your representatives here, and post a red photo of you at your favorite event, too: https://wemakeevents.org #WeMakeEvents #ExtendPUA
You can turn your photo red here: https://www11.lunapic.com/editor/?action=tint
- Check out the hashtag #RedAlertRESTART and share/RT images of venues and live events workers you love.
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Help save live events – The industry needs you now more than ever!!