This Darkness has got to give: Shuttered Music Venues across New York State in August

In June and July, we looked at the state of music venues across New York State. Now in August, with hope for passage of relief bills in Congress to help small independent music venues across the country, venues remain closed for live music, in quiet anticipation of the day crowds can return.

Working with a dozen photographers to document more than 50 venues in 12 cities across New York State, NYS Music presents the third edition of our monthly series that looks at the current state of our beloved venues. When the venues reopen, we will share photo documentation recording the changes over time in all corners of the state.

Immense thanks goes out to all photographers and venues who are taking part in this monthly series. We’ll start this month in Manhattan and Brooklyn with Joseph Buscarello, covering a wide swath of the Big Apple. Here’s to getting back to live music sooner, rather than later, and safely.

Manhattan and Brooklyn – photos by Joseph Buscarello

Hudson Valley – photos by Mickey Deneher

Saranac Lake – photo by Neil Sedlak

Long Island – photos by Rob Tellerman

Mid-town Manhattan – photo by Larry Siegel

Plattsburgh – photos by Jerry Cadieux

Utica – photos courtesy of The Stanley Theatre

Port Chester – photos by Chad Anderson

Ithaca – photos by Casey Martin

Brooklyn – photos by Steve Malinski

Albany – photos by Zach Culver

Buffalo – photos by Zachary Todtenhagen

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