Live stream LineCheck: Minnesota's Music Ecosystem

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After a tumultuous year, the Minnesota music scene has its eye on rebuilding. The Current is launching LineCheck, a series of virtual conversations with the Minnesota music community about how to make sure we're not just returning to a new normal, but coming back even better than before. Join us Tuesday, June 8th for the first installment in this series, focused on the Minnesota Music Ecosystem.

As performance spaces begin to reopen post-pandemic, what is the state of Minnesota’s live music economy? We’ll speak with venue operators about how they stayed afloat during the shutdown and how they’re preparing for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Plus, Minnesota was a leader in getting the Save Our Stages Act into the COVID-19 Relief Bill. Get a primer on this act and hear how it’s impacted Minnesota’s creative community.

Marketplace reporter Kristin Schwab will check in with three venue operators — Sophia Eris of Auntie's, Ashley Ryan of First Avenue, and Molly Maher of Como Lakeside Pavilion. They'll examine the state of Minnesota's live music economy, talk about how venues stayed afloat during the shutdown, and how they're preparing for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Plus, get a primer on the Save Our Stages Act and a performance from Charlie Parr.


LineCheck is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.