The COVID-19 pandemic marks an unprecedented time in modern history that will require the best of humanity to overcome.
Your donation to this fund will help support monetary relief to The Saint, a vulnerable, iconic music venue located in Asbury Park, facing one of the most challenging times we have collectively faced.
All money raised will go to the Saint in Asbury Park and defending all things live music.
Funds are being collected with the intention to provide support to the Saint however needed, or to purchase outright so it may survive on as it should with integrity.
Words from Bobby Olivier (NJ Advance Media for NJ.com):
"The Saint, the longstanding Asbury Park rock club and one of the last bastions of independent music in New Jersey, is for sale amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We deeply regret this decision and never imagined we would go out like this but can’t think of another way around it,” wrote Meg Kelly, the Jersey Shore venue’s manager, on Facebook Saturday afternoon.
Both the 175-capacity club at 601 Main Street and its liquor license are up for sale after the iconic locale has been shuttered for more than month, as have thousands of small businesses across New Jersey deemed non-essential by Gov. Phil Murphy.
The Saint opened in 1994 and for more than 25 years has hosted original live music seven days a week, providing stage time to national talent and local bands alike. A stalwart promoter of local music, the lovable dive has been instrumental in Asbury Park’s revitalization over the last 15 years as a destination arts and culture hub.
Brand-name artists that have taken the small stage over the years include Jewel, Joey Ramone, Cake, Creed, Incubus, Deftones and Mitski, as well as thousands of lesser-known artists.
Bruce Springsteen was filmed inside The Saint in 1998 for a BBC documentary called “Bruce Springsteen – A Secret History.”
Expectedly, several-hundred comments were posted below Kelly’s announcement memorializing the little club that could and begging someone to step up and keep the place financially afloat."
Give what you can, and long live live, original music.
- David Newgarden
- Katherine O'Keefe
- Sandrine Desiderio
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