Fresno needs more venues for all ages shows, especially for the local artist we have here. Every genre of music is represented in our town, I sponsor a local Heavy Metal Band here, the only problem is there are limitations for shows because of age restrictions to the popular venues. I thought about opening my own but the cost just to rent a piece of property big enough was insane. I've talk to local promoters here and they all feel the same way. I ask anyone who reads this to just go out and support the local bands, most play for free at the venues just to get heard, some even pay to be on the venues stage. I have to say there is a lot of talent here, rival to LA, but LA has the venues.