Governor Announces COVID Relief Funding for Entertainment Venues

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced $30 million in COVID-19 relief funding awarded to more than 90 music and entertainment venues around the state, including four in downtown Silver Spring.

“These awards will save hundreds of jobs and help many of Maryland’s entertainment venues sustain their operations until they can safely and fully reopen,” the governor said in a press release. “While safe and effective vaccines will help bring a return to normalcy and end the damage to our economy, we need to continue to do everything we can to support our small business community.”

Locally, the awards included:

  • AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, $305,231
  • The Fillmore Silver Spring, $484,256
  • Kaldi’s Social House, $484,256, and
  • Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, $72,673

Six other venues in Montgomery County also received awards totally more than $2.6 million.

On Monday, the governor announced he was proposing the RELIEF Act to provide as much as an estimated $1 billion in pandemic assistance to residents and businesses.

File photo of Theatre Consortium/Black Box Theatre


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