This isn’t the first time lap steel guitar god Roosevelt Collier has played homage to the late great Jimi Hendrix, and we hope this gig at Crowbar—where the funk band the HeadTones opens—is not the last.
Speaking of Crowbar, Rolling Stone says only 31 venues out of 13,619 that have applied for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant have received any funding. That’s one-fifth of 1%, y’all. Though the grant passed at the end of 2020 “...as part of the larger Covid relief bill following months of advocacy from the National Independent Venue Association [NIVA]. The rollout of the funding however has been painfully slow.”
Crowbar co-owner Tom DeGeorge is NIVA’s Florida captain and is still waiting for help and sharing his process every step of the way. Good news, money is coming. Bad news, it’s taking forever—as of midday on June 14, 19 Florida applications had been awarded a total $9.3 million in grants.
If you’re a Bay area recipient who’s been officially approved for an SVOG grant, shoot us an email at [email protected].
Roosevelt Collier Trio: Tribute to Jimi Hendrix w/The Headtones. Thursday, June 17, 8 p.m. $20-$24. Crowbar, Ybor City. crowbarybor.com
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