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Audrey Fix Schaefer

Audrey Fix Schaefer

Director of Communications, I.M.P. & Board Vice President, NIVA

Audrey is the communications director for I.M.P. and its legendary venues in Washington, D.C.: 9:30 Club, The Anthem, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Lincoln Theatre. She is vice president of the Board of Directors for the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and serves as its communications director, spearheading efforts to gain $16 billion in emergency relief for independent venues in the U.S. shuttered due to the pandemic. Prior to joining I.M.P. 17 years ago, she was Vice President of Corporate Communications for Sprint Nextel where she led the financial and crisis communications, media and community relations teams.

NIVA Saved the Industry. Now What?

10/14/22, 6:00 PM

When the live music and comedy venue industry was at risk of mass collapse with COVID shutdowns, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) formed and created a movement across the country to Save Our Stages. NIVA did the unimaginable -- it secured $16 billion in federal emergency relief. Get insights from NIVA co-founders and board members about what the association’s focus is for the future now that venues, promoters and festivals are back and navigating today’s challenges.