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TOURING PROFESSIONALS ALLIANCE KITCHEN PARTNERS WITH ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT TO PROVIDE MEALS TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

TOURING PROFESSIONALS ALLIANCE KITCHEN
PARTNERS WITH ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
TO PROVIDE MEALS TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LIVE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
COTOGNA AT VERJUS, THE VAULT, HOPSCOTCH AND NIDO’S BACKYARD
WILL PROVIDE MEALS STARTING APRIL 20

 

The Touring Professionals Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit that supports crew members working behind the scenes in the live music industry, is bringing the highly successful Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen to the Bay Area in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, the largest independent promoter in the country. Over the last several months, the Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen has teamed with nationally-renowned chefs and restaurants in leading music cities across the nation to serve chef-prepared, high-quality, take-home meals to live event industry professionals whose work has come to a complete halt due to the pandemic. 
Through its partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, the Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen will expand its scope in the Bay Area beyond touring industry professionals and provide meals to also include theatrical labor, bartenders, security, catering, staging, sound, lighting and video companies and many more. Another Planet Entertainment estimates that the live entertainment industry employs tens of thousands of Bay Area residents, the majority of which have been unable to return to their work and craft for more than a year. 
“We remain hopeful that touring will resume later this year with all the necessary COVID-19 precautions to keep fans, artists and crew safe,” said Jerome Crooks, co-founder, Touring Professionals Alliance and tour manager for bands such as NIN, Tool and Soundgarden. “While we are all anxious to get back to the work we love, we remain focused on the immediate needs of our touring brothers and sisters who have now been out of work for more than a year. We are grateful to Another Planet Entertainment and our Bay Area restaurant partners that enable us to expand and provide some small measure of relief to music industry crew members.” 
“The dedicated professionals who work behind the scenes are the backbone of our business, and we are honored to collaborate with the Touring Professionals Alliance and contribute to their efforts,” says Mary Conde, Senior Vice President, Another Planet Entertainment. “Partnering with Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen allows us to help our friends, offer support, and a glimmer of hope as our industry comes back to life.”

 

Beginning Tuesday, April 20, the Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen will operate twice weekly and continue through Thursday, May 13. 
Meals will be provided on both sides of the Bay through these notable restaurant partners:
San Francisco

 

Oakland

 

For more information on these efforts and for specifics on dates and locations for meal distribution, visit:
www.TouringProfessionals.com.
The Touring Professionals Alliance (TPA) has been working tirelessly to feed and employ out of work live entertainment professionals through the Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen (TPAK) program. Our Kitchen programs have served more than 8,500 meals in Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and New York. More recently, the Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen partnered with the Country Music Association for an extended run in Nashville. The Alliance continues to expand to new cities in 2021, starting with the Bay Area and Austin in April. 

 

About Touring Professionals Alliance:
Touring Professionals Alliance (TPA) is a national 501c3 nonprofit that provides support to those working behind the scenes of live music touring. It was formed in 2020 as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic that left tens of thousands of touring professionals out of work when live music events were shuttered globally. TPA provides aid, including mental health and informational resources, to music industry professionals.

 

About Another Planet Entertainment:
Established in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment (APE) is the largest independent promoter in the U.S. and has produced and promoted thousands of events with a diverse array of artists. Named the Top Independent Promoter (U.S.) by Billboard magazine and Top Independent Promoter (Worldwide), APE is the exclusive promoter for the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, the Fox Theater in Oakland, the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and The Independent in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys and Oxbow RiverStage in Downtown Napa. APE also operates an artist management arm, Another Planet Management, with an artist roster that includes two-time GRAMMY nominated artist Tycho, as well as Billy Idol. APE also produces two award-winning festivals – Outside Lands (since 2008) in San Francisco and Life Is Beautiful (since 2013) in Downtown Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.APEConcerts.com

 

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