You helped champion the survival of independent venues.
Through groundswell of community support and more than 4,200 individual donors, Keep Music Live bridged the gap for venues threatened with permanently closing due to COVID-19.
In February 2021, Keep Music Live COVID-19 relief grants were distributed to more than 77 venues statewide, providing financial critical assistance to these small venues that were closed for over a year. A final round of grants will be issued in Spring 2021.
Furthermore, Keep Music Live was to build back better by centering equity in our grant-giving. More than 30% of the venues who received grants in the first round identified as being BIPOC or woman-owned.
We are grateful to the Keep Music Live community and your passion in supporting Washington’s independent venues.