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What’s the state of Rochester music venues, post-shutdowns?

 Danny Deutsch and Riley Fressie appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Emmarae Stein
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WXXI News
Danny Deutsch and Riley Fressie appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

The pandemic left businesses scrambling to adapt amid ever-changing regulations, reduced attendance, and canceled shows. Now that live music has by-and-large returned, what challenges still remain for music venues in the Rochester area? CITY Magazine Arts Editor Daniel Kushner hosts a wide-ranging discussion about the local-concert landscape — including the impact of PPP loans, the loss of shows featuring international artists, and hesitation among concertgoers — with managers from a few of Rochester’s vital music venues.

Our guests:

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Daniel J. Kushner
Megan Mack the producer of Connections with Evan Dawson and Unleashed: The Pet Show. She joined the WXXI News team from WHEC-TV, where she produced newscasts and The Olympic Zone, and from the University of Rochester, where she served as an assistant director of public relations. Her background extends to television sports and entertainment, and to communications and social media management for non-profits.
Emmarae Stein