Musicians have been hit hard with the covid-19 shut-downs. Those who are teaching have been able to maintain some work online - but those who rely on in-person performances have lost all of their income unexpectedly. As an organization we were also forced to cancel all of our spring shows and will have no content to share with our audiences.
As we were thinking through possible live-stream options we were approached by Frank at the Monroe Room who was intereted in supporting local artists by hosting live-stream concerts directly from his venue. And Thys "Live From the Monroe Room" was born.
Imagine Jazz will provide musicians and produce the series!
The Monroe Room will host us!
KYRS will replay our show on the air!
Rick Clark will help us get started with some fundraising!
Our goal is to livestream a weekly show by local artists of all genres - specifically supporting thos musicians who are writing their own music - from classical and jazz composers to singer/songwriters and other Original Spokane Music!
We hope to do well enough on fundraising that we can host the events through the summer, supporting as many musicians and artists as possible in as many styles and genres.
We also thought that we could "gift" a musical performance to local restaurants and venues - who will likely be struggling financially and unable to support musicians monetarily in at the same levels.
We started the goal at 5,000 - but really, the sky is the limits! We want Spokane Music to thrive again!!!
We hope that you will support us in this endeavor.