Beachland Local and Live Music Series
The folks at The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern are raising money to purchase equipment that will let them set up for 5 live-streaming shows in December. No lineup announcements just yet, but they have confirmed all five will be local acts.
Here's a quote from their fundraising page:
With COVID increasing again, it is clear that musicians and venues are going to continue to be financially hurt until sometime next year. As the booking manager at the Beachland Ballroom, a club that normally supports all styles of local musicians, we see the need to develop a live stream series so that we can help bands have both an online audience and a small in-house audience since our capacity now is only 64. To do this right we would like to acquire the proper equipment and develop a team of people to perfect the sound and video which can then be used by the local musicians long into the future for promotion and to gain future listeners on their own website. We, along with other small venues in Cleveland like Grog Shop, Happy Dog and Bop Stop and with the support of non-profit Cleveland Rocks: Past Present Future, have been building a network to help keep the local music scene viable while navigating through COVID's necessary shutdown and extremely reduced capacity. To this end, we propose to do 5 well-publicized shows with some of the best local original bands during the month of December that will be live-streamed and recorded.
Donation amounts range from $20 to $500 and will give you an opportunity to grab socially-distanced seating at the shows (the Ballroom is currently capped at 64 guests), Beachland merchandise, and shout-outs on social media. They've already met their fundraising goal, so the shows should be set to happen, but donations are ongoing.