Press release: Coronavirus response
March 24, 2020
From the mayor’s office in Nashville: “Nashville is known for the live music scene and while our current circumstances are keeping us off Broadway, we are still the same Music City. From their homes to yours, Nashville artists and local music venues are livestreaming concerts so you can still feel the music – safely at home.”
After research and verification from the city, The Station Inn has decided to continue broadcasting live music from a closed venue, free to the public, effective as soon as possible. The Station Inn is in complete accordance with the Safer at Home Order and is taking more precautions than required to ensure the safety and protection of the performers and staff present. We are operating these broadcasts with as few people on site as possible (band, broadcast operator, sound engineer, and cleaning staff) and always have 10 people or less in the building.
Please watch the Station Inn event calendar and Facebook Page for updates on our next performances, which will be announced as soon as we are able.Thank you again to everyone for your support, and we look forward to seeing you online.
COVID-19 Response: https://www.stationinn.com/press-release-coronavirus-response/
Station Inn Donation to help with costs: https://www.gofundme.com/station-inn-covid19-fundraiser-broadcasts
Support other bands who have played: https://www.stationinn.com/shutdown/
March 22, 2020
Today, the Mayor of Nashville has passed the Safer at Home Order, limiting all business operations in Nashville and Davidson County to necessity operations only (medical, food, etc.) Unfortunately, our only available option is to close the doors, even to the livestream shows we have been doing since the shutdown began last week. This order is in place for 14 days.
Our commitment to Station Inn fans is to bring the music for as long as we’re able. Beginning Tuesday, March 24, Station Inn will begin re-streaming previously recorded shows live to our fans. Some of these shows will be streamed exclusively to our Station Inn TV subscribers, and some will be open and available to the public, via Station Inn TV and Facebook. We ask also that you take this short, 3 question survey about what kind of broadcasts you would like to see. The survey will be available Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23 only. Take the survey here.
Show announcements will be coming over the next few days, as well as how to watch each show. The best way to stay informed is to like our Facebook page and receive email announcements. To all of our fans who have supported us through the years, especially in the last week, thank you. We look forward to rejoining you all at The Station Inn again soon.
For those who have asked about support, you can donate to The Station Inn fund here. Please also consider supporting the bands who played this last week. They went through great sacrifice to bring you amazing music, which you can still enjoy today. See who played here.
March 20, 2020
After further discussion, and taking the temperature of the nation, The Station Inn has decided remain closed to the public until April 1.
We are currently streaming broadcast fundraisers each night, raising money for bands who have completely lost their ability to earn money from public performances. All Station Inn fans and visitors are encouraged to visit the events calendar to see the schedule, and to support the bands with your donation, your viewership, or your social sharing. Every little bit helps.
Further updates will come soon, and we encourage you all to stay safe.
March 17, 2020
“Good songs are needed now more than ever.” “I hope musicians can continue to contribute their talents.” “Most of the bluegrass artists I know have incomes that are largely based on shows.” “We will keep watching.” These are all statements voiced to us by fans in the last 48 hours. And at The Station Inn, we feel exactly the same way. We have been working diligently for our musicians, who have lost their ability to earn money and perform during this international quarantine, while also being wise to the advice of the World Health Organization and local health officials.
Two years ago, The Station Inn installed a broadcasting system with multiple cameras, high quality audio, and streaming technology. This was intended to take the music from our stage, and make them available to our fan base that could not physically be in Nashville. But we see a much greater need right now. We have before us a great opportunity to help musicians in Nashville. We believe that music is important in dark times like this to help us all pull through as a community. We want to continue to bring the music.
Beginning today, March 17, The Station Inn will be broadcasting closed shows, completely available to the public online. All shows will be available free online via the band’s Facebook page, Station Inn TV, Station Inn’s Facebook Page, and other bluegrass partners. Each show will be posted with a fundraiser link for that band to raise money to help them financially survive this quarantine.
While we are excited about our unique ability to help our local musicians, we are also taking extreme steps for the safety of our staff and the bands during these shows. Today, before any musicians enter the building, we are doing a full deep clean and sterilization of The Station Inn. Between each performance, microphones, stands, wires, and equipment will be cleaned. Also, the number of people in the club will be limited to the performers, essential production people, and a staff person who will be cleaning equipment, tables, etc immediately after use. We will have fewer than 10 people on site at all times. The Station Inn will remain closed to the public during the shutdown.
Please watch our Facebook Page (www.stationinn.com/facebook) and our email announcements (www.stationinn.com/newsletter) for updates about performances and watch locations. Please consider supporting our local musicians.
March 16, 2020
Due to growing health concerns and the recommendation of the Nashville Health Department, The Station Inn has decided to close until March 22, 2020. It is difficult to deny the music to anyone who wants to hear it, but we have to think of the health and safety of our staff, performers and the fans.
Our management team is continuing to discuss the best course of action, and continual updates can be expected. Please watch The Station Inn Facebook Page (www.stationinn.com/facebook) and email announcements (www.stationinn.com/newsletter) for continued updates.
To all our fans, please stay safe. We look forward to joining you again with great music soon.
March 13, 2020
To our amazing fans,
As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we feel it is important to share with you what we are doing to help keep people safe and healthy. Please be assured we have protocols in place and are working diligently to keep The Station Inn safe, and continue to create a fun, healthy place for bluegrass, roots and americana music.
As part of our protocols, our venue has heightened our cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a healthy environment for our staff and fans. We ask that anyone who is not feeling well, or showing physical symptoms to please stay home and self-treat, for the safety of others.
To our customers, both to The Station Inn and subscribers to Station Inn TV, we are committing to keeping the music playing as long as possible. It will require government action (quarantine or curfew) to close our doors. Even then, we have discussed options to continue streaming music to Station Inn TV, as long as possible. We are talking with our scheduled performers often about travel plans and contingencies through this unpredictable time. The best ways to stay informed are to subscribe to our email announcements (www.stationinn.com/newsletter) and watch our Facebook page (www.stationinn.com/facebook).
As the situation evolves, we may implement additional preventative measures to ensure staff and customer wellbeing, including staffing or service modifications. We provide and heavily use cleaning wipes, sanitizer and frequent table cleaning of crumbs and empty plates and bottles, during the shows.
In addition, we ask that you please care for yourselves. If you are feeling any of the Coronavirus symptoms, fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home and monitor. Most of our shows are streaming on Station Inn TV (www.stationinntv.com). Please reach out to our staff if you have difficulties with this.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this challenging situation one day at a time and determine how best to continue serving our communities, while maintaining our focus where it belongs: on making great music for the world to enjoy.
Jeff Brown, Marketing Director