Most of the venues across California and the United States had their last live show on March 13, 2020. Harlow’s in Sacramento lost all their income.

“We were done March 13. Done, nothing else,” Harlow’s owner Jim Cornett said. “Our last show was Loose Ends on March 13. Friday the 13th, by the way.”

That was the last day Harlow’s put on a show in Sacramento. It was also the day that the majority of music venues across the United States had their last shows since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world.

Jim Cornett is the owner of Harlow’s. He put everything he had into the venue and to buy the business. The venue has put on shows for nearly 40 years. Because of the pandemic, there hasn’t been a show in more than a year. Jim hopes that they can put on shows again soon.

“Imagine the building not having any sound in it all this time,” Jim said. “It’s pretty sad.”

Harlow’s was supposed to have nearly 50 shows alone in March of 2020. Right now they are working on getting the patio out back set up for shows by adding a stage and getting things set up. The main problem is that there is no guidance on how entertainment venues can reopen.

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