Created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the live events industry, the Live Events Coalition exists to provide advocacy, resources and a network that connects and supports all of the businesses, contractors and our workforce. We advocate for and support the many voices that make up the live events industry. We are hospitality, planners, caterers, talent, musicians, producers, technicians, general contractors, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers and so much more.
We are committed to:
- Raising the collective voice of the Live Events Coalition to create awareness of the severe economic impact and job loss that we are suffering from as a result a complete shutdown of live events. The work stoppage within the industry that produces them has created a ripple effect far greater than anyone has acknowledged, and it is threatening a significant portion of the U.S. economy.
- The people who make every live event possible. Every person who works in support of live events across every segment of the business has a story to tell. Our people were the first to be impacted by a complete loss of business, loss of income and anxiety about how they were going to survive. We will work to identify and provide critical resources, information and support for our community.
- Working with our political leaders and other industry organizations to bring immediate relief to companies of all size, independent contractors and freelance workers. This relief must go beyond the generalized benefits of the stimulus packages to date to meet the varied and complex needs of the entire live events industry.
- Addressing the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the live events industry. We must ensure that future aid packages address our ability to stabilize our industry; and further protect our people and businesses until revenues return to normal.