The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Appeal to Fans to Help Float out-of-Work Staff
The dominoes keep falling in the wake of the global pandemic. All industries are taking substantial financial hits because of COVID-19, including music venues. On the Lower East Side, two prominent clubs – the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom – have closed their doors indefinitely.
In hopes of easing the financial burden for over 100 hourly staff members, a team helmed by Ryan Costigan has set up a fundraiser for impacted employees. The goal is $30,000, and thus far they’ve raised a little under $5,000.
From the GoFundMe page:
“It’s absolutely imperative to us that the same people who have given their time to lifting up our artists, patrons, and community for the past 25 years in New York City are also taken care of in their time of need.”