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The Charleston Gaillard Center’s Calhoun entrance will light up in red on Sept. 1 to raise awareness for the RESTART Act.

It is their hope that Congress will pass this act offering economic relief to the live events industry. The act will offer up to 90 percent forgiveness for loans to companies that have had major revenue loss. They will also aid companies that rely heavily on part-time employees, which many other relief acts don’t account for. 

The live music industry has been struggling due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Venues like the Gaillard Center were among the first to close in March and will most likely be some of the last to reopen. Many have lost jobs as well. 

In addition, the Gaillard Center will support Extend PUA, a group pushing the extension of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance programs and provide relief to people without work due to COVID-19.

The Gaillard’s Calhoun entrance will be lit 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.