Washington’s independent venues have now been closed for months with no reopening in sight. All live entertainment in the state is suspended until Phase 4.¬†Reopening scenarios suggest decreased capacity and increased operating costs. Owners and organizations have reached the limit of debt they can shoulder to sustain their businesses indefinitely without relief.¬†

Together, we aspire to raise more than $10 million to provide venues with critical financial support.

Grants will provide independent venues with funding to support expenses such as rent, insurance, staffing, PPE, and safety modifications. 

Keep Music Live is a fundraising campaign created by a community of live music lovers in the Northwest. The Whatcom Community Foundation is the 501c3 fiscal sponsor for Keep Music Live. Your donation is tax deductible and may be eligible for corporate matching funds.