Saving Chicago’s music venues after a year of COVID-19

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"Venues have been closed for thirteen months, we're trying to pivot from survival to reopening."- Joe Shanahan, founder of Metro

Metro has been closed for 13 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic (courtesy of Joe Shanahan)

Joe Shanahan, founder of Metro, Smartbar, and Gman, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant is a vital part in reopening music venues in Chicago after a being closed for over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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