The Alibi Palm Springs released a statement today in partnership with the NIVA to promote #SaveOurStages, a recent initiative to bring attention to and gain support for the RESTART Act, which was formed to ensure the survival of independent venues, festivals and promoters across the nation. Read the message below and click the link at the bottom to take action.
The genesis of The Alibi Palm Springs started when we worked at record labels in the '90s. We've always been drawn to music, good drinks and inspired food and wanted to create our own comfortable space for discovery and conversation. Part of that experience we hope came from the music we've programmed the past 6 months -- from locals such as Black Market Jazz and Giselle Woo to one man band Bob Log III, indie darlings Imperial Teen, West African Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar and an underplay with Best Coast.
Now we have temporarily shifted our efforts to curbside cocktails and food--and we appreciate your support--but at our core, we will always be a live venue, and hope to return to that status as soon as possible.
The Alibi is part of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), which was formed to try to save independent venues and promoters across the country. Venues like ours were the first to close and will be the last to fully reopen.
We're hoping to get your support by sending a letter to Congress. All the info is below and it takes about 30 seconds to do.
Without support from Congress, 90% of NIVA’s independent venues, festivals & promoters across America say they will be forced to close their doors forever.
Congress will be voting THIS MONTH, so we need your help NOW. Go to www.SaveOurStages.com to send a letter to Congress. The form for the letter is already filled in, you just have to add your name. Again, it takes less than 30 seconds.
Without inclusion in the next stimulus bill, this might be the last chance for your favorite independent venues, festivals and promoters. Tell your reps that life support for independent venues and promoters must be included.
Even if you’ve written once, please make your voices heard now, it’s quick, easy and free. Ask your legislators to support and cosponsor S. 3814/H.R. 7481, the RESTART Act, introduced by Senators Young and Bennet in the Senate and Representatives Golden and Kelly in the House, which would ensure the survival of independent venues, festivals and promoters across the nation.
This link will automatically populate with your Senators and Congressional Representative based on your zipcode. Thank you so very much for your continued support!
Liz & Melanie and The Alibi family