Washington’s independent music venues need our help. It has nearly been a year since music venues closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19. When they will be able to reopen safely remains unknown. 

Keep Music Live is a fundraising campaign with a goal to raise funds to provide venues with relief grants to support expenses such as rent, insurance, staffing, PPE, and safety modifications. With support form more than 2,000 donors, we issued a first round of relief grants to venues in February 2021 and strive to be able to issue a second round of grants this spring.

Keep Music Live continues to raise money to assist venues at immediate risk of closing. We are committed to supporting our venues on the long road ahead. 

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.