$7 Billion Tourism Industry Crippled in Coachella Valley by COVID-19

Around the country, big music and entertainment events have been cancelled because of COVID-19. That includes events in California’s Coachella Valley about a two hour drive from Los Angeles. It was supposed to host a big music and arts festival over two weeks in mid-April. The event attracts roughly 250,000 attendees. It’s now been postponed until October. KCRW’s Benjamin Gottlieb spent some time in the desert speaking with local business owners who depend on the event.