May 14, 2021 | News Story

Local 802 Launches "Music Heals" Series at City Vaccination Centers

Local 802 and the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment have launched “Music Heals," a new program of paid union gigs for musicians, who are playing for vaccine staff and recipients.  The performances will take place at 11 city-run vaccination centers across the five boroughs through June 20. The program provides hundreds of NYC musicians — many who have lost income during the pandemic — fair wages and benefits under union guidelines. The performances are a way share the joy of live music with vaccine site staff and New Yorkers who are getting vaccinated while also reminding us of the wonderful music, theatre and live performances that help make New York the creative capital of the world. “We’re proud that our city’s diverse musicians are providing live music to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated, which is the key to re-opening NYC," said Local 802 President Adam Krauthamer. “We’re extremely thankful to the city for investing in this excellent program, which lets the public enjoy great music for a great cause.” For more information about this series, click here.