Bowery Ballroom, United Palace, Town Hall, Baby's All Right, Elsewhere, City Winery, Le Poisson Rouge, Saint Vitus, Joe's Pub and Union Pool are just a few of the NYC venues part of NYIVA which seeks aid for independent venues that have been closed during COVID-19.
Like musicians and bands, who are suffering financially while their tours get cancelled, venue staff from bartenders, bouncers, sound technicians and beyond are also going without paychecks while the places they work are closed.
Online ticketing service Ticketfly is still down, more than 24 hours since announcing they were the "target of a cyber incident." It's staying down as they investigate and "don’t have a specific timeline to share right now. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this incident and are working around the clock to resolve the issue and get all Ticketfly systems back up and running."
Earlier this year, NYC venues Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge confirmed that they were parting ways with Bowery Presents (which was acquired by AEG), and we heard that Live Nation would be taking over the two Lower East Side venues. Today that news has been officially confirmed, as Bowery Ballroom/Mercury Lounge co-owner Michael Swier and Live Nation announced their new promotions and booking venture, Mercury East Presents.