$16B to go to live venue businesses

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A new Small Business Administration (SBA) program grant, known as the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Fund is offering money to live venue operators.

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Eligible recipients include:

  • Live venue operators
  • Talent representatives
  • Theatrical producers
  • Promoters
  • Independent movie theatre operators
  • Museum operators

KHON2 spoke with industry workers about how they have been financially stressed as a result of the pandemic and not being allowed to hold venues. The relief program aims at helping pick these businesses back up from their losses, but the state has not outlined a plan for when live concerts and events would resume.

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