A New Year's Wish from HUSHconcerts,
2021 was a challenging year for most of us, and especially for the folks who make their living bringing you joy in the form of concerts, events, parties and conferences. HUSHconcerts was an exception. For us it was another year of creatively finding ways to survive and thrive, and we are most thankful that we are not only intact, but our whole team stayed on. Adam, Iman, Josh, Jaramy, Judy, Kevin, Logan, Nate, Nate, Ryan, Steve, Trish and I are still here, ready to help you manifest your dreams.
Many in our industry were not so fortunate. From union stagehands, techs, and stevedores (like our colleagues at San Francisco's Local 16) to conference and meeting professionals, to bands, producers, and creators, 2021 was only slightly better than 2020. Although things improved last summer, Delta caused another wave of disruption, and now Omicron seems poised to do the same. Thousands whose livelihoods depend on the concerts you love, and also the private events you may overlook, have been forced to scramble, starve or find new professions.
Many venues and some organizations have recieved a modicum of relief from Federal programs like SOS, SVOG and PPP. However, individual workers, especially those who worked for production companies and not venues, have seen little of that relief. Maybe the club stayed open and paid rent, but staff was cut, salaries slashed, and gigs shrunk. And for the producers of private events? Your wedding, meeting, private event or conference producers who employ millions of lifelong event experts? Little has been done. Many of these have had to scramble and suffer.
And while HUSHconcerts managed to find a way to survive and even thrive, there are many in our industry who were not so fortunate. So in this holiday season, before you buy that new beard groomer or cat chaser or blue skirt, we ask that you give a little back to the folks who brought you smiles and kept you safe at events.
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