Our staff has always been more than just people who work here at the Tractor. We keep this thing going like a family-run business. Because that’s what it is. It’s been devastating having to shut these doors, but what’s been worse is hearing from our staff how hard it’s been for them to qualify for unemployment. The government is working to make exceptions, but these folks need our help now. We have 16 full and part-timers, all will getting some unemployment (eventually), but we also have some regular 'gig' workers receiving no help.
The mandatory shutdown of all event spaces earlier this month left all of us in uncharted territories. We were forced to immediately lay off all staff and cancel all shows through the end of the month, and most likely longer.
These donations are solely for the employees, and certainly will help ownership care for the staff and their basic needs , We would also like to thank our landlords, the Deep Sea Fishermans Union, who have been amazingly accommodating thru this, and want the Tractor to survive. They are the Halibut Fishermans Union, their market for fish has also been greatly affected....so buy halibut!
It is with great humility that we ask for your help in helping our family through these tough times. We implore you to show your solidarity with the Tractor Tavern via this campaign. We know that times are tough for everyone out there, so anything you can spare will be greatly appreciated by all of us.
$1, $10, $25, $50- Our love & gratitude and listed on our website thanking donors.
$75 Tractor t-shirt & stickers – Please be aware that our t-shirt inventory is really low right now – so t-shirt orders may take a bit to be fulfilled. Please email your shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll confirm that we received it and communicate timelines with you. You will also be listed on our website with our thanks and gratitude.
$100 – Two guest list spots to an upcoming show (based on availability). You will also be listed on our website with our thanks and gratitude.
$500- Two guest list spots with backstage pass – get a tour of the backstage area including greenrooms prior to show time. You will also be listed on our website with our thanks and gratitude.
$1,000 – Two guest list spots with backstage pass prior to showtime. Reserved stools/seat location of your choice. Also get the opportunity to contribute to our greenroom poop wall where artists have been turning band names into poop graffiti for 25 + years (Jason Isbowel, The Poolice, Neil Dung, etc.). You will also be listed on our website with our thanks and gratitude.
$5,000 - Two guest list spots to six (6) upcoming shows of your choice- no restrictions. Reserved stools /seat location of your choice. . You will also be listed on our website with our thanks and gratitude.
100% of net earnings from this campaign will benefit Tractor Tavern hourly staffers. We pinky promise, solemnly swear to fulfill these orders as soon as possible, but please be patient.
Our music community—undoubtedly the best in this world—will be back in full force as soon as it is safe to do so. We can’t wait to be back up & running and with you all again. Till then.
Take care of yourself and take care of each other,
Dan Cowan, Owner
Note from Dan Cowan: Absolutely Amazing Folks!...
Gofundme asked for clarification on disbursement of the funds owner of the Tractor Tavern. This fund was created to help our staff through this unprecedented crisis. These funds, which have been generously given will be dispersed to the 16 full-time/part-time & contract workers to help with rent and food needs
while awaiting benefits from Unemployment from the state Employment Security, (which is understandably overwhelmed) . We have set up a bank account to specifically use for these funds. These funds, which have been generously given will be dispersed to the 16 full-time/part-time & contract workers who were employed at the Tractor Tavern prior to the state-wide social distancing measures were put into effect. The tractor or me personally will not be receiving any of these funds, nor will they go to cover expenses during the Tractor's closure.
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