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Bloomington venues join venue alliance due to the coronavirus pandemic


A sign is lit up for the Cadillac Three on Jan. 30 outside the Bluebird Nightclub. Several Bloomington businesses have joined the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance, including the Bluebird. Sarah Zygmuntowski

The Bluebird, The Bishop and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater have joined the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance in an effort to survive amid shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Indiana Independent Venue Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting statewide small venues. The mission of the IIVA is to provide emergency relief for independent music venues and their employees, empower live music venues, initiate policy changes that provide opportunities to the live music industry and to generate opportunities for members of the live music community.

"It is estimated that for every $1 spent on a ticket at small venues, a total of $12 in economic activity is generated within communities on restaurants, hotels, taxis and retail establishments," according to the National Independent Venue Association.

Switchyard Brewing Company, Kilroy’s on Kirkwood and Spirit of ‘68 Promotions have also joined the IIVA. 

More information can be found on the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance’s website

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