Countdown For The Muse
The in-person and online fundraiser to support a non-profit performance venue
The winter of 2020 was one of the hardest times for venues and musicians. One venue in particular, The Muse Performance Space, was gaining traction with the local community when the pandemic hit. We were determined to find a way to support this one-of-a-kind venue and help them stay open through the winter months. We developed a virtual fundraiser and recording that allowed musicians to record their songs and help The Muse stay afloat.
Photos by Scott Rowland
The Muse Performance Space is a hidden gem in Lafayette. Owned by a musician couple, The Muse promises to give musicians a place to play where they feel heard and respected. Their motto is 'by musicians, for musicians' and anyone who performs there can attest to their generosity.
The pandemic was especially challenging for musicians and venues. We wanted to help The Muse keep their doors open.
Clare Church and Pete Lewis
Let's Put On a Show!
At the time we couldn't do a traditional in-person event. The challenge became finding a way to create a fundraiser without putting anybody at risk and only allowing a few people in the same vicinity.
We worked out a way to record multiple artists in The Muse, one at a time. We set up our video and audio equipment and filmed and recorded 10 artists in three days. Each artist happily paid a small fee to keep the video content and after a week we had put together a virtual concert.
Thank you to those 10 incredibly generous artists for donating your time and music.
Bringing it all together
With some help from a few local businesses and some members of the music community we compiled a video featuring the 10 artists all in support of The Muse Performance Space.
Thank you to
BK Kahn Trio
Shanna in a Dress
The Moonlit Wild