The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of indoor business last March has made continued tenancy untenable.
Vacancy cannot support property taxes, licensing fees, utilities, insurance and building maintenance.
We applaud the tireless work of so many communicating with government at all levels to shed light on the economic engine that venues provide for their neighborhoods. This sector, the creative economy, employs millions and helps fill the planes, restaurants, hotels, cabs, shops and taverns along its route. We are hopeful that the recent relief bill will help save our stages.
Covid-19 will continue to cloud our lives for months to come.
Martyrs’ will not open at any capacity until a vaccine is readily available. Along with other founding members of the Chicago Independent Venue League and the National Independent Venue Association, we fully support lockdown measures to help mitigate COVID 19.
The goal of every music venue in America is to make people happy.
We are Chicago’s family owned and operated independent music venue. We need your help to get us to the light at the end of the tunnel! Thanks for your consideration.
Peace, Harmony, Melody & Rhythm,
Your sisters and brothers at Martyrs'