July 27, 2020

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Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves Show Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves Show

All of us have been impacted by this horrible Covid-19, but none more so than those in the music business. Venues have been shut down with no idea of when they may be able to open again. This has affected so many lives whose income depends on live music. Not only venues, but the performers as well are on the verge on going bankrupt.

If music means something to you, there’s a couple of ways that you can help. First there are concerts you can enjoy online. It may not be the same as actually being there, but you can enjoy some great music in the comfort of your own home.

Ardmore Music Hall is one of the first venues in the country to produce live, audience-free concerts available for streaming during the pandemic. 

One way that the clubs and artists are trying to cope with this financial crisis is by having live concerts that are streamed. One such concert was held at the Ardmore Music Hall on August 14, 2020. It featured a Philadelphia based band that is really on the rise called Nick Perri and The Underground Thieves. The show was streamed for free, but people were asked to donate to the band and the club to help keep them solvent.

We are happy to announce that the concert was a huge success. A reported 40,000 people tuned in on various platforms! The band and the Ardmore Music Hall are very grateful to those who donated to the cause. This has encouraged everyone and more such concerts will be forthcoming.

The Nick Perri and The Underground Thieves new album SUN VIA is now available. To order or find out more about the band visit https://linktr.ee/nickperri

One of the nicest places to see a concert is the Sellersville Theater. They are featuring livestreaming with their Soundbooth Sessions, which feature a concert and conversation with an artist, either live on our stage or from their home over the internet. You can support both the artists and our venue by paying what you wish while you watch. Contact the Sellersville Theater for more details.

The outstanding people who do such a great job of running the Sellersville Theater have gone a step further to help not only themselves, but the performers afloat during this crisis. They have been very active in joining with other similar venues in lobbying for support from Congress. As the result of their efforts the Group called The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) helped push the introduction of the bi-partisan bill called SAVE OUR STAGES ACT. The bill was introduced by Senator John Cormyn (R TX) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D MN). A similar bill will be introduced in Congress after the August recess. Show your support by contacting your local congress person and senator here: https://www.saveourstages.com/. More than a million e-mails have been sent to Congress urging the lawmakers to pass the bill. Your support for the bill that will directly help venues like The Sellersville Theater, The Ardmore Music Hall and some 2,000 other such venues across the country.

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