BT's 2017 Fundraiser

Basement Transmissions, an all-purpose and all-genres arts and music venue, has been a cornerstone of the the Erie area art and music scene since 1998. BT has established a reputation for providing quality shows and exhibitions for musicians and artists throughout the tri-state region. Over the years, BT has put on upwards of 1000 shows and exhibitions, and released over 25 cds, records, and cassettes. We have done all we can to help as many people succeed in the arts as possible, and in September of 2011, we opened our doors to the public in a small location on State Street. We had countless punk, metal, hardcore, electronic, hip hop, and rock shows at the old location and earned a reputation as Erie’s premiere all-ages venue.


In 2014, we purchased the historic Roadhouse Theatre building located at 145 West 11th Street, and since that time we have continued our support to the local scene. The new larger and much improved space has allowed us to begin bringing larger national touring acts to the Erie community, as well as an even larger variety of regional acts, and hosting several vendor markets (such as the Punk Rock Flea Market) and fundraisers for the community (such as Humanity Against Heroin). In the last year we’ve hosted acts such as Every Time I Die, I See Stars, K Camp, and Carnifex, and our upcoming events include names like Insane Clown Posse, Hawthorne Heights, Randy and Mr Lahey, and Suicide Silence. In that time, we’ve also upgraded the venue to include a security staff and a brand new stage lighting setup with LEDs.  We also now provide practice spaces to bands, as well as lessons to young musicians and various workshops and classes, and also host work from local artists throughout the venue. We house a church on Sundays called “The Cross” and give many struggling artists and musicians a positive and productive environment.


We are very proud of all that we have done and are doing, but there is an extremely large amount of overhead cost to run a large venue like this. We have huge expenses, taxes, and incur all sorts of expensive problems within the building. Now it’s your turn to give back to the Erie arts community so we can keep making these events and amazing shows happen, and continue making even more amazing memories.

Thanks,
Bobby J
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Organizer

Robert Jensen 
Organizer
Erie, PA
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