Frustration grows as Michigan music venues encounter delays in COVID aid

More than two months after passage of federal legislation promising funds to concert venues shuttered for nearly a year by COVID, those businesses haven’t come close to receiving any aid or even seen rules to apply for the grants.

Meanwhile, $3.5 million in state funding for Michigan’s entertainment establishments is getting a little closer this week to disbursement, based on recommendations made by the Michigan Independent Venue and Promoter Association.