The Venue, the 200-seat music performance space in Aurora owned and operated by the Fox Valley Music Foundation, announced it will suspend performances through the end of March in light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic.

"Due to the indefinite nature of the COVID-19 situation, we will continue to reevaluate and adapt on a week by week basis," Foundation President Dave Glynn stated in a news release.

Updates will be posted at themusicvenue.org.

“Our greatest concern is the safety of our staff, musical performers and patrons of The Venue,” Glynn said. “We recognize that local and touring musical artists rely on places like The Venue for their livelihood. We also know that our growing audience will greatly miss the live music. We hope to resume musical programming as soon as possible.

“Our goal is to reschedule performances as much as possible; we are working closely with artists and agents to make that possible,” Glynn said. “We will be working to provide some creative virtual music experiences in the very near future to offer from our website and social media to keep the music coming during this difficult time.”

Patrons who have purchased tickets for performances through March 31 will be notified directly about refunds and exchanges.