PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is calling on Congress to help the entertainment industry weather the pandemic.
The mayor issued a letter to lawmakers in support of three bills that would offer relief and support to independent music and entertainment venues, as well as theaters. He says Pittsburgh’s live entertainment industry “attracts tourists from near and far.”
Mayor @billpeduto has written to congressional leaders in support of COVID relief to independent music & entertainment venues.
— Office of the Mayor (@TheNextPGH) August 6, 2020
Live events have been on hold since the part of the pandemic, and it’s estimated that 90 percent of independent venues nationwide could be forced to close.
The mayor’s office says the “trickle-down” of these closures would…