Entertainment & Events

Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Andrew Weber

‘We deserve to be saved’: Austin music venues rally for city-backed relief fund

Austin’s music community rallied at City Hall Wednesday to support a measure to bolster the ecosystem around live music in the face of the pandemic.The rally included everyone in that ecosystem, from the folks who help keep the scene alive…

Monday, August 17, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

City opens grant program to assist creatives impacted by Covid-19

Artists and workers involved in the city’s creative economy can apply today for $2,000 awards from Austin’s new Creative Worker Relief Grant program.The program, which has $3.5 million in total funding, is the latest spun up by the Economic Development Department…

Monday, August 10, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Latino groups ask Music Commission to support creation of Latino music fund

A new coalition is pushing the Music Commission to support allocating some of the city’s funds for live music to Latino musicians.Members of the Latin Music Coalition Austin spoke at last week’s meeting of the Music Commission to highlight a…

Friday, August 7, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin joins national pilot program exploring how to safely reopen music venues

Austin has signed up as a pilot city for a national effort to establish guidelines for music venues looking to reopen safely once the public health threats from the Covid-19 pandemic are lessened.Today the city will announce its partnership with…

Friday, July 31, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

With stages silent, Austin’s music venues need help to stay open

In his role as spokesperson for the cluster of live music venues concentrated on Red River Street, Cody Cowan relies on a graphic visual to convey the reality of those businesses’ prospects of surviving the Covid-19 pandemic.Now fully closed since…

Monday, July 13, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission looks at Black cultural district, music fund based on equity

Turning its attention to equity issues facing the city’s music and creative communities, the Music Commission plans to meet every two weeks for the foreseeable future to address those concerns.The commission voted unanimously at last week’s meeting to create a working…

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