How the new COVID-19 relief package will help Charlotte music venues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lawmakers are set to vote on a new stimulus package soon.

The package includes the Save our Stages act, which, if approved, would help businesses that weren’t included in the first round.

Places such as live music venues that are struggling to stay afloat would get some much-needed relief.

Channel 9 anchor Blaine Tolison spoke with Joe Khulmann of the Evening Muse in NoDa, one of more than 80 independent live entertainment venues across North Carolina that are fighting to stay alive during the pandemic.

“I’ve been saying all along that live music is going to be a part of the healing and this bill being signed is going to make that a reality,” Khulmann said.

>> Watch the video at the top of this page to learn more about the deal and how it would impact local businesses such as the Evening Muse.