THE SAINT - Home of Live Original Music in Asbury Park, N.J., established November 18, 1994, a campaign has been launched to Support The Saint. One of the top small live music venues in the world, we are seeking support from the music and arts community to help us move into the future as we make necessary improvements to the structural, technical, and visual components of our historic venue. With all the love we have for The Saint, we're gonna do everything we can to keep The Saint around for years to come.
The Saint's mission is to present and preserve live original music at the Jersey Shore. For 21 years, The Saint has provided a platform for local, national and international artists across all genres. The Saint does not receive tax breaks, is not funded by any corporate source and does not receive grants. The cost of doing business in NJ has significantly increased since we opened our doors. We have constantly re-invented The Saint with great passion and dedication to adjust to these increasing costs, as well as evolving with the ever-changing music scene and constant shifts in the music business.
If The Saint has been even a small part of your life in the last two decades, we ask that you consider a contribution to help keep our historic venue alive and humming. It is with great humility and respect for the music community that we seek your help. By making a donation, you will be helping our independent music venue move forward with a variety of sustainable objectives, security measures, and restorations.
Since we opened our doors on November 18, 1994, The Saint has presented only the finest regional, national, and international touring acts. Our local scene is one of the best in the country and we often present 2-3 local acts each night in support of the touring road show. This intimate venue has hosted over 300 shows a year since its inception. Each year, The Asbury Music Company, parent company of The Saint, presents The Asbury Music Awards. We present over 30 awards to recognize the best talent, music and moments from the local scene.
The Saint is the kind of place for those who believe in the importance of small independent music venues in the creative ecology of New Jersey. With your support, we are confident that THE SAINT will continue to exist and flourish.
We hope to raise $25,000 through this fundraising effort, which will allow us to keep The Saint on track and ensure stability and growth. To the many friends that know and love The Saint, we sincerely appreciate any contribution - no matter how big or small, whether it’s one dollar or one-hundred dollars. We humbly thank you in advance for spreading the word with those whose lives The Saint may have touched.
Note from Scott Stamper (Founder/Owner/Talent Buyer): Asking for help is a difficult thing to do. While some venues withstand the test of time, many of our historic venues haven't fared as well. Many of music's most iconic venues have been lost. It is with great humility and much respect for the music and arts community that I am reaching out for support on behalf of THE SAINT. I have been and remain devoted to providing an intimate stage for local artists and the touring road show, across all ages and genres. We are in the process of developing a sustainable business model for The Saint so that moving forward we can continue to bring live original music to New Jersey while providing a state-of-the-art haven for music and the arts.
Thank you to all of the artists, fans, media, record labels, promoters, agents, managers, and everyone else for supporting The Saint. Through this fundraising effort we are confident we will secure the long-term future of our iconic music venue that has been a major part of the music scene for more than two decades. We look forward to seeing everyone at the shows! Thanks and Gratitude, Sincerely ~ THE SAINT