Special Blog Report: Live music and arts are suffering more than many people realize in Texas
More bad news for live music…
The pandemic has effectively pulled the plug on live music events, dealing a heavy blow to the state that is home to the self-proclaimed live-music capital of the world.
Two-thirds of venue owners across the state say that they expect to permanently close because of the crisis, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Many have already shuttered, fueling a grim outlook for the state’s multi-billion dollar music industry, which relies heavily on live gigs in large cities and small communities around the state.
Venues and musicians were already struggling before pandemic shutdowns but now, many full time musicians and artists are feeling the pinch even worse.
Stay tuned in the coming days to hear stories from artists that are now struggling to pay their bills in an already difficult business.