Live Music Society Announces Third Round of Small Venue Grants



This story was provided by the Live Music Society

(New York, New York State – August 31, 2021) – Non-profit philanthropic organization, Live music company (LMS), announced a third round of grants that will be awarded this fall to concert halls across the United States with a maximum selling capacity of 300. Grant applications will be accepted from September 28 to October 20, 2021 via the website.

Since its creation in 2020, LMS is committed to providing $ 1 million per year in grants to venues that promote and preserve the live musical experience in intimate environments, where artists of all skill levels and genres debut, connect with their audience and pursue their career as performers. Individual grants range from $ 10,000 to $ 50,000. During the first two rounds of grants, Live music company awarded grants to thirty-six sites in twenty-nine cities for a total of over $ 1.2 million.

“Small concert halls across the United States are owned and operated by music lovers who are tirelessly dedicated to their community, their staff and their artists,” says LMS founder Pete Muller. “Without the small music clubs, many of our most promising artists would not have a place to share their work, perfect their art and develop their audiences.

“Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, many of these clubs have fought to keep their doors open. Live music company focuses on ensuring that these wonderful spaces remain solvent and independent, ”continued Muller. “It’s time to recognize and support the great efforts these places have put into keeping our communities connected and vibrant through the gift of live music. “

The beneficiaries expressed their enthusiasm for Live music company mission. “Their generous grant will provide us with the resources we need to reopen this fall and we are delighted to welcome our family to our room,” enthuses Gene Dobbs Bradford of Jazz Saint-Louis. ” We are going to use [this grant] support young emerging artists as we have been doing for twenty-five years, says Tim tuten of Hiding place. “And every day, every year, there is a new group of young people who will be supported. “

Live music company encourages small rooms with 50 to 300 sellable seats before

Covid-19, established no later than July 1, 2017, to apply. Venues must commit to making live music their primary activity to be eligible. All eligibility requirements and application can be viewed on the organization’s website at

Previous beneficiaries include:

Ivy Room (Albany, CA) Jazz St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Ashkenaz Community Music and Dance Center (Berkeley, CA) The Word Barn (Exeter, NH)
The hotel cafe (Los Angeles, California) The Electric Bowery (New York, NY)
La Monnaie (Los Angeles, California) Café Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY)
La Casbah (San Diego, California) Levon Helm Studios (Woodstock, New York)
Kuumbwa Jazz (Santa Cruz, California) BOP STOP @ The Music Settlement (Cleveland, OH)
Dazzle (Denver, CO) Mercury Lounge (Tulsa, OK)
Hi-Dive (Denver, CO) The Kennett Flash (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
Café Neuf (New Haven, Connecticut) Club Café (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
The Hideout (Chicago, Illinois) Mucky Duck from McGonigel (Houston, TX)
Underground (Chicago, IL) Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (Galveston, TX)
The Jazz Showcase (Chicago, Illinois) Jammin ‘Java (Vienna, Virginia)
SPACE (Evanston, Illinois) Zenbarn (Waterbury Center, Vermont)
Maple Leaf Bar (New Orleans, LA) Barboza (Seattle, WA)
Club Passim (Cambridge, MA) Fremont Abbey Arts Center (Seattle, WA)
The Living Room (Northampton, MA) The Royal Hall (Seattle, WA)
Jonathan’s Ogunquit (Ogunquit, ME) The Sunset Tavern (Seattle, WA)
Seven Steps Up (Spring Lake, MI) Cactus Club (Milwaukee, WI)

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