Happy Hours

Once a month, 24HourDallas host happy hours on topics of interest to businesses and professionals in the nighttime economy.
24HourDallas and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association host regular happy hours and conversations on topics of interest to the restaurant and hospitality industries.

Often, these free, one-hour receptions also feature a local, state, or federal policymaker.

Normally hosted by a restaurant or bar, our hosts offer complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Sometimes space may be limited.

However, as the risk for COVID-19 remains high in Dallas County, we have moved our happy hours to a Zoom webinar format.

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Upcoming Happy Hour


Is Live Music Dead?

TOPIC

Is Live Music Dead?

The live-music sector has been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

• In April, the concert industry trade publication Pollstar estimated nearly $9 billion in industry losses due to coronavirus cancellations ... just for 2020.

• In June, the advocacy group Americans for the Arts released its most recent impact findings, saying that 62 percent of American artists (across all disciplines) are now unemployed.

• Across the country, music venues remain closed due to the pandemic and — according to a July survey — 90 percent of independent venue owners, promoters, and bookers say that they will have to close permanently within the next few months, if they can't get an infusion of targeted government funding.

Plus, in the live music industry, the pandemic affects more than the musicians we see on stage. Damage to that economic ecological system also affects behind-the-scenes personnel, advertising, lodging, meals, transportation, and other support sectors.

Around the world, venue operators and producers argue that the limitations on crowd size and hygiene requirements make live music performances economically unviable. And, in United States, health experts have said that concerts would likely not happen on a wide scale until a vaccine becomes available.

It's incomprehensible to imagine a future without live music in cafes, clubs, concert halls, outdoor venues, and festivals as we have known them.

So what does this mean for live music?

Let's find out.

Please join 24HourDallas for this webinar/happy hour.

DATE AND TIME

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

PANELISTS

Kate Durio, Senior US Project Lead, Sound Diplomacy
Kim Noltemy, President & CEO, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Edwin Cabaniss, Founder, Kessler Presents; Co-Founder and Chairman, Music Venue Alliance - Texas

HOST

Randall White, Founder, 24HourDallas



CO-SPONSORS




Upcoming Happy Hour


Park It

TOPIC

Park It

The City of Dallas is reviewing its parking regulations.

The city intends to amend current statutes based on research, best practices, and other cities’ approaches to parking requirements.

Specifically, city staff has been exploring ways the City of Dallas might amend off-street parking and loading requirements as they pertain to:
• restaurants,
• bars,
• hotels,
• apartment complexes, and
• residential, business and leisure development within walking distance of public transportation.

As we emerge from the pandemic, what is the City of Dallas considering ... and what could changes mean to our nighttime economy?

Let's find out.

Please join 24HourDallas for this webinar/happy hour.

DATE AND TIME

Monday, October 5, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

PANELISTS

Chad West, Councilmember, City of Dallas, District 1
Tony Shidid, Chair, City of Dallas Plan Commission
Travis Liska, Senior Transportation Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments
Mike Brown, Sustainable Design Engineer, HKS Architects and Co-Leader, 24HourDallas' Placemaking Team

HOST

Randall White, Founder, 24HourDallas



CO-SPONSORS