Nashville’s “Keep The Show Rolling” Caravan To Focus On Crisis State of Live Events Industry

Chris Lisle

Keep the Show Rolling, a caravan of branded live entertainment industry vehicles, will make its way through Nashville on Tuesday, Sept. 1, beginning at 2 p.m. CT, in support of #WeMakeEvents, a coalition of trade organizations, businesses, unions, and live events workers who are encouraging Congress to pass the Restart Act to aid small businesses and extend Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits to the live events industry that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The route includes several locations key to Nashville’s live music industry: Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, Ascend Amphitheater, Nissan Stadium, Municipal Auditorium, TPAC, and lower Broadway.

“The live entertainment industry was one of the first to shut down and will be one of the last to return,” said Chris Lisle, creator of Tuesday’s caravan, owner of Chris Lisle Lighting Design (which has worked with Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert, among others) and co-creator of the Touring Career Workshop. “Our entire industry is in need of further financial assistance in order to weather the storm. We hope Keep the Show Rolling brings attention to that need and the sheer number of people and companies in Nashville that have been impacted.”

On Sept. 1, in addition to the caravan, numerous venues, businesses and structures around Nashville—including Nissan Stadium, Ascend Amphitheater, Metro Courthouse, Korean Veterans Bridge, Hilton Downtown, Hotel Indigo, and companies including Bandit Lites, Soundcheck/Crew 1, Brantley Sound Associates, Pyrotek Nashville, and Clair Global—will be lighted in red to help raise awareness of the fact that the live entertainment industry is on red alert for its survival.

Those interested in participating in the caravan can contact [email protected].

A map of the Keep the Show Rolling caravan route is below:

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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