We did it! What’s next?: Conversation with NIVA

How did a group of isolated music industry professionals and venue owners build a national association with enough lobbying power to secure $15 billion in federal aid for the performing arts… in nine months? That, my friend, is the story of the National Independent Venue Association and the Save our Stages movement. Join us for this candid conversation with the national leaders who made it happen and continue to fight for the survival of vital local music scenes everywhere.


  • Rev. Moose – Managing Partner/Co-Founder at Marauder, Executive Director/Co-Founder at NIVA
  • Adam Hartke – Operating Partner at Wave, Co-Owner The Cotillion Ballroom, Advocacy Committee Co-Chair at NIVA
  • Audrey Fix Schaefer – Communications Director, I.M.P. • 9:30 Club, Head of Communications at NIVA

Moderator: Andy Thomas, Associate Director, Levitt Pavilion Denver

This event is co-presented by the Colorado Independent Venue Association (CIVA), Levitt Pavilion Denver and Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA). This monthly series will be hosted on the last Monday of the month from 4-5pm.

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