Washington’s independent music venues need our help. 

Closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19, it is unclear when they will be able to safely reopen. Venues have reached the limit of debt they can shoulder to sustain their businesses. Without financial support, 63% of Washington’s independent venues will permanently close by February 2021.  

Keep Music Live is a fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $10 million to provide 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.