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Sen. Schumer Details Aid For Live Venue Operators & Theaters

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says the show must go on.

Video Transcript

- Senator Chuck Schumer says the show must go on as he details the COVID relief funds coming to city entertainment venues. Speaking from outside the Brooklyn hotspot Elsewhere this morning, Senator Schumer says the benefits available through the American Rescue Plan will help live venues and artists who have been struggling due to the pandemic.

CHUCK SCHUMER: So what we wanted to do is make sure there was a lifeline so when, God willing, COVID was over, a place like Elsewhere could open up again.

- The stimulus package passed in December includes $15 billion to create the Save our Stages program, which provides assistance to independent live venue operators, independent movie theaters, and also cultural institutions.