Since New York State has mandated that all venues be closed and gatherings of more than 50 people are not recommended for the next 8 weeks, it has had a devastating effect on Buffalo’s live music community.
We started a Gofundme as a temporary solution to help get this project off the ground and begin to provide immediate relief for those affected.
Moving forward we hope Buffalo’s business community will step up and assist to keep this project moving forward through sponsorships and advertising to help this fund move forward.
The goal is to help support Buffalo’s full -time musicians and artists during this public health crisis. Proceeds will go directly to the artists, helping to supplement income while their regular concerts and gigs are being canceled or postponed due to the crisis.
Here’s are the details so far:
The live performance will be held at a location (TBD)
No audience will be allowed in the venue or space
Each show will be 45-50 minutes (subject to change)
This is open to all full-time musicians and bands in Buffalo or surrounding areas
Each act will receive a predetermined stipend (TBD depending on fundraising) for your performance.
A donation link will be placed on your video and all donations during your performance will go directly to you via (venmo or paypal)
All shows will be archived indefinitely on Buffalo.fm and our Youtube and Facebook channels with your own personal donation link on the video
Artists will receive a professional audio and video copy of the performance to assist in additional marketing opportunities for your work.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Anyone not directly associated with the performance or who may showing flu or cold-like symptoms is asked to stay home and enjoy the show online.
The concert series will begin early next weekon 3/17 and can be viewed on our website at Buffalo.fm and through our regular streaming video channels on Youtube and Facebook.
For now, there will be no charge to watch the concerts but we encourage fans to donate to the project itself and the individual artists during each performance.
Publisher/editor of Buffalo.FM Marc Odien said: “As someone whose business is also dependent on the event/service industry, we are feeling the pain along with our local musician friends who are stressed out about all the cancellations over the last few days. This is our way to help our local live music family and provide continued entertainment for our fans and audience at Buffalo.fm at the same time.”