Help Moe's Alley Reopen

In March of last year, Moe's Alley, like so many other independent live music venues, was forced to temporarily close its doors and has been closed ever since. 

Moe's Alley is an institution, a historical part of the Santa Cruz community that has fostered young musicians and brought established, well-known favorites to its memorable stage.  It's offered a place for us to connect, to dance, to share and to let it all hang out.

Thankfully, the generous donations to our last fundraiser helped cover costs to save the club from permanent closure. Now, as we look to reopen, we are again graciously asking for your support. 

We have been busy during the closure.

First of all, we have a new member in our family! As of January 1, Brian Ziel has partnered with our longtime general manager, Lisa Norelli, as the new owners of Moe's Alley. Together, we are planning to usher in a new era while preserving the spirit and legacy of this great venue. 

Secondly, outside of general maintenance, we have been working hard to find creative ways to safely reopen in some capacity. Here's the exciting news! We are building a new outdoor experience that includes expanding the patio, adding socially distanced seating, an area for live music, and some great local food. All set in a relaxed and cool vibe. 

This will be our initial space so we can have you all over to listen to music, have some food and drinks and reconnect. This is a big project and the only way we can open in the near term. We're excited to bring this new feature to Moe's Alley! 

We kindly ask all of you who love and respect this integral part of our magical little musical community to help.  Help us bring it back!  

What you need to know

•  Your financial contribution is specifically designated to help us build the new expanded patio for a safe reopening outdoors.  

•  Your donation will also help support hundreds of musicians, agents, promoters and employees who have been out of work and also other clubs, as we are all interconnected in this suffering industry.  

•  We will keep you in the loop and send you updates and photos of our progress. 

•  If you donate $150 or more, we'll send you Moe's Alley merchandise, while supplies last!  We'll contact you for size and shipping info.

We love you!  Thank you for your continued support.


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Lisa Norelli 
Santa Cruz, CA
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