Support Local Music
Over the last two years, Muse Music has made some incredible changes: new lighting and a great new 16-channel sound system, as a couple of examples. We've got a re-branding in process, and have converted the recording studio to a 24-hour rehearsal space - a much needed asset to the community (especially considering how many great recording studios already exist in Utah).
Debby and I took over ownership of Muse in June of 2012, starting the summer with a near-broke business that had suffered years of apathy. We've struggled through the intimidating challenges faced as a result of well-intended changes. We've poured every ounce of ourselves (and our finances) into this venue. Despite volunteer labor and discounted equipment, owning a venue isn't cheap.
But we're determined to thrive, because Provo needs a venue like Muse. Muse supports and encourages all genres of music and forms of creative expression. We have big plans to help grow a stronger artistic community, but we need to make sure we've got a solid foundation laid before we can take on those new challenges. As many of you know, our overhead expenses are very high (rent on 100 Block isn't cheap, and neither are the utilities). To continue to offer inexpensive entertainment (and food), to continue to provide a place for musicians and artists can not only get their start but learn how to sustain themselves with their passion, we need our beloved community to offer its assistance in turn.
Your support of local music, art, comedy, poetry, and storytelling is what keeps the artistic community alive. Please consider making a donation. Anything helps.
(Photo credit: Daren Smith)
Also, check out Chad Richards of Paper Guns on KSL-TV today! He's been a HUGE supporter of Muse and set up this interview all on his own so he can plug our fundraiser.
Thank you again to everyone who's donated or even shared the link to this. You are the reason we care so much, and the reason we keep at it!