If you live for live music, then you know that right now, your favorite music venues and festivals need your help. Coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing orders have left venues, music halls, nightclubs, bars, and more without shows on their calendar. Out of an abundance of caution, many have closed their doors altogether. This means that revenue from food, drink, and ticket sales is no longer coming in — threatening their employees’ livelihood and their ability to continue hosting the music you love.

To keep the lights on in this difficult time, many venues are turning to fundraisers, donation drives, or merchandise sales. Remember: Buying a ticket to a show, plus a drink at a venue’s bar and maybe a burger from their kitchen, means you support not only the artists and musicians you love to see on stage, but everyone on staff at the venue. That includes bartenders, security, janitorial staff, kitchen staff, box office staff, sound engineers, lighting technicians, production staff, and so many more. Each and every music venue is its own ecosystem, and they need your help to get through this period.

We encourage any and all fans who are financially able to contribute funds to your local venues. If the virus hadn’t turned the world upside down, you’d be out at your neighborhood venue catching your favorite musicians while enjoying a bite to eat and a drink or two. Consider donating what you would’ve spent on your night out to a fundraiser. You could even buy a gift card to share or use for later, and grab some merch to show support. Together we’ll get through this, and the show will go on.

We’re organizing venues that need your support by metro area. Read below to find local venues near you .

This is a living document and will be updated regularly. Want to see your venue’s fundraiser or merchandise page listed below? Email us. 

Baltimore, MD


Boise, ID

Treefort Music Festival

Boston, MA

ONCE (Somerville)

Bay Area, CA (Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose)

1015 Folsom

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

The Great Northern





Public Works

Rickshaw Stop

The UC Theatre

Chicago, IL

The Empty Bottle

Evanston Space

The Promontory

Thalia Hall

Tonic Room

Cleveland, OH

Beachland Ballroom

Grog Shop

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

DFW Musician & Gig Worker Fund

Denver, CO

Edible Beats

Durham, NC


Fort Collins, CO

Hodi’s Half Note

Northern Colorado Audio Engineers & Lighting Designers

Gainesville, FL

High Dive

Indianapolis, IN


Los Angeles, CA

Bootleg Theater

Dynasty Typewriter

Grammy Museum Foundation (MusiCares)

The Hi-Hat

Teragram Ballroom


Lightning in a Bottle (Bakersfield)

Maquoketa, IA

Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

Kansas City, MO


Twin Cities, MN (Minneapolis, St. Paul)

Amsterdam Bar & Hall

The Cedar Cultural Center

The Garage (Burnsville)

Hook & Ladder Theater and The Mission Room

Nashville, TN


New York, NY (Brooklyn, Manhattan)


Arlene’s Grocery

Bell House

Bowery Ballroom

The Canal Club

C’mon Everybody



Good Room

House of Yes

Le Poisson Rouge

Mercury Lounge

Rockwood Music Hall

Saint Vitus

State Theater of Ithaca (Ithaca)

Union Hall

Philadelphia, PA

World Cafe Live

Sherman Theater (Stroudsburg)

Underground Arts

Portland, OR

Aladdin Theater

Bossanova Ballroom

Doug Fir Lounge

Mississippi Studios

Polaris Hall

Revolution Hall

The Old Church

Providence, RI

Comedy Connection

San Diego, CA

The Casbah

Seattle, WA

The Clock-Out Lounge

El Corazon/Funhouse

Fremont Abbey


Laughs Comedy Club

Nectar Lounge

The Vera Project

Tulsa, OK

Cain’s Ballroom

Washington, DC

I.M.P. (9:30 Club, Lincoln Theatre, Anthem, Merriweather Post Pavilion)


U Street Music Hall

Union Stage + Jammin’ Java

Sixth & I