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Fundraiser for Elysium

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Covid-19 has taken a toll on all of us, many small businesses in Austin (especially bars, live music venues  and restaurants) have already closed and the rest are struggling to stay afloat.  Elysium is no different. 

We look forward to re-opening as soon as we are safely able to do so.  Maintaining any small business is always challenging but this is the toughest challenge we have faced in our 19 years.  Even when we are allowed to re-open it will likely be with limited capacity and new challenges.  We need your help to keep Elysium open.  We have been closed for 9 months in order to keep our staff, patrons and the Austin community safe.  

Elysium opened in 2001, in the wake of 9/11 to an uncertain future.  It is the oldest, longest-running venue in the Red River District.  Elysium has always taken pride in being a place where everyone can feel accepted, safe, and belong.

Whether you have been to our Sunday 80's Nite,  Drag Shows (Poo Poo Platter, Die Felecia!, Boiz of Austin, Joterias), Goth/Industrial Events, K-Pop Nights, 90's Nights, Retro Rage Events, or one of the many Live Music Shows (so many bands) we would ask for your help so that we can continue to provide a space for the various communities we serve.

We have managed to continue paying rent, utilities and insurance but we are at a point where we need help to continue meeting these demands.  It is difficult to ask, but we can no longer allow our pride to get in the way of maintaining this space that has brought joy to so many of us and served so many of our under-served alternative communities of Austin.

There is nothing we want more than to be able to welcome you all back with open arms.  Your support means the world to us.  Thank you. #SmallBusinessRelief


  • Arthur Jones
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Gwilym Lodwick
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Danielle Rhoades
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $150 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $15 
    • 3 yrs


John Wickham
Austin, TX

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