Time is Running Out to ‘Save Our Stages’

Time is Running Out to ‘Save Our Stages’

Attending live concerts is not an option right now and many of our neighborhood independent venues are at risk of closing forever.

These entertainment hubs are critical to their local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail. Independent venues exist in every state across the country; they were the first to be closed, they will be the last to open. The economic recovery process will extend past just reopening the front doors, requiring solutions unique to the industry. Find more info on the fight to save the local music scene at SaveOurStages.com

Find out how you can directly contribute to your favorite local venues here.  The music community is grateful for your support!


NIVA (National Independent Venue Association) includes nearly 2,000 independent live entertainment venues and promoters from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., banding together to fight for survival.

Minnesota NIVA members include:

  • Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul
  • Art House North – St. Paul
  • Aster Cafe – Minneapolis
  • Blue Ox Presents – Minnetonka
  • Bluestem Amphitheater – Moorhead
  • Brave New Workshop – Minneapolis
  • Dakota – Minneapolis
  • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center – Duluth
  • Elision Playhouse – Crystal
  • Fine Line – Minneapolis
  • First Avenue / 7th St Entry – Minneapolis
  • Grenada Theater – Minneapolis
  • Historic Theatre Group – Minneapolis
  • HUGE Improv Theater – Minneapolis
  • Kato Ballroom – Mankato
  • Le Musique Room – St. Michael
  • Mayo Clinic Event Center – Mankato
  • Mid West Music Fest – Winona
  • Minneapolis Eagles 34 – Minneapolis
  • Minnesota Music Cafe – St. Paul
  • Mortimers – Minneapolis
  • Myth Live – St. Paul
  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts – St. Paul
  • Orpheum Theatre – Minneapolis
  • Palace Theatre – St. Paul
  • Pantages Theatre – Minneapolis
  • Reif Arts Council – Grand Rapids
  • Rose Presents – Hopkins
  • Sacred Heart Music Center – Duluth
  • Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis
  • State Theatre – Minneapolis
  • Strike Theater – Minneapolis
  • Sue McLean & Associates – Minneapolis
  • TAK Music Venue – Dilworth
  • The Armory – Minneapolis
  • The Cabooze & Whiskey Junction – Minneapolis
  • The Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis
  • The Fitzgerald Theater – St. Paul
  • The Garage – Burnsville
  • The Parkway Theater – Minneapolis
  • The Pioneer Place on 5th – St. Cloud
  • The Pourhouse – Minneapolis
  • The Warming House – Minneapolis
  • Turf Club – St. Paul
  • Vetter Stone Amphitheater – Mankato

Find more info on the fight to save the local music scene at SaveOurStages.com

Find out how you can directly contribute to your favorite local venues here.  The music community is grateful for your support!