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Ninety percent of Austin's live music venues are predicted to close permanently by Halloween, according to a survey of local businesses affected by COVID-19.


Live music venues and bars face the highest risk for closure, according to the survey, which was conducted by the University of Houston's Hobby School of Public Affairs.

Some iconic venues have already closed their doors, such as Threadgill's, Shady Grove, Barracuda, Scratchouse and Plush.

The June survey, first reported by the Austin Monitor, included responses from more than 1,000 business owners. The Austin Chamber of Commerce commissioned the survey.

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