Dusty Attic Music Lounge Community Expansion

Dusty Attic Music Lounge is more than a café, more than a restaurant, more than a small music lounge it's Lismore's Lounge Room and it's the centre point for ensuring we have a healthy and connected community.

We got smashed by the 2017 flood/natural disaster. Our building got 5.5mtrs of water through during our first fit out. We didn't qualify for any of the government assistance as we weren't yet operational.
On our own we battled through the mud and the aftermath. This event caused severe financial distress to our team who frankly haven't yet recovered from the event. Call us crazy, but we have been battling ever since to bring this much needed space to Lismore as the end result of this seems far to important to abandon.

In life, you just know what is worth fighting for.

Human connection and sharing is the fundamental life blood of being a healthy human. Music is the universal language that we all feel and understand. Belonging and social connectives is not a privilege its a necessity! We all want to belong, we all want to have safe and inclusive spaces to share and create memories within.

We are asked EVERY DAY  -  'So when is the back going to open' now it is the time that we accept your generosity and support, as we can't do this alone.

This funding will help increase our capacity and expand to rear warehouse which will be better able to service the community.

Funding will cover: 

- 5 toilets to increase capacity
- Accessibility for our friends on wheels
- Sound testing/mitigation to comply with heavy NSW sound legislation
- Upgrade to kitchen to feed the extra bodies. (this will have a flow on effect to our local growers and farmers as we source direct from our community)
- Flood mitigation to ensure WHEN another flood hits we can bounce back quickly to support the rebuild of community
- Skills of professionals & planners (builders, plumbers, electricians etc)
- Structural building repairs for safety
- Council Application fees
- Council Contribution fees 

Contributing to this project will ensure that Lismore has a space that is safe, inclusive creating a positive relationship to night life (away from problematic alcohol and gambling consumption) which supports the creative arts and the Australian Music Industry, fostering and enriching our beautiful community.

Lismore and beyond!!! WE NEED YOU! In any way you can assist, be that financially, your professional time/skills (builders/plumbers/electricians etc), sharing this campaign far and wide, you will be assisting in keeping this little pocket of magic alive and thriving.


$25 Dusty VIP monthly perks
$50 VIP Mail List - First Dibs on ALL Tickets
$100 Limited edition 'I'm a Dusty Addict' T-shirt or Tote bag
$300 Dinner and Show for two
$500 Your Name Hand painted on the 'Wall of Legends'
$1000 Coffee Free for a year
$2000 Your name on a toilet (5 of)
$5000 The Golden Ticket access to any gig for one year (10 of)

We can't thank you enough for your support thus far and we loOk forward to bringing you this next stage of Dusty Attic.

***if you would like to donate your professional skills please email kate@dustyatticmusiclounge.com

Film created by local Lismore boy Zac Devine - BLOODY LEGEND!

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Kate Stroud 
Lismore, NSW
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