131
131
4

It's Time for our Own Venue

$5,195 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 6 months
EDIT: Thank you to everyone that has helped us open our doors! We raised enough to cover the security deposit, as well as the costs for renovations. Every penny raised now will go towards upkeep, as well as, assisting us with paying the monthly rent & insurance. As your taxes come in, as you make some extra cash, as you feel more generous, feel free to donate. Aside from that, continue to spread the word and Thank you for believing in Laurie & me.

ALL of you know me - Joey Batts - whether you've laughed with me, hugged me, spent time with me in college, downtown at the old clubs, Sully's... whether you've seen me freestyle, perform, or paint, and chances are - you have supported me. THAT is why you are here. I have an AMAZING opportunity to open and run my own venue. I will take everything I've learned from the places I've been, and I will do EVERYTHING to make sure that it always feels like a home to artists, to creatives, to weirdos, to punks, to rappers, to metal heads and to the constant group of folks that feel alone and blacklisted in Connecticut, in Hartford. 

These funds will be used to cover the first few months of the rent, and the security deposit to make sure that I can open, run smoothly and give you all entertainment immediately without absorbing the brunt of the expense. 

This support is DEFINITELY needed and it is easier than you think - honestly, I am not asking for more than $20 - and if I can find 200 people that BELIEVE in this - I will be completely funded and we will have a new place to hang and listen to the music we want to make. 

TRUST ME - this IS the first step to cutting out the middle man, and creating the scene we want to see in Hartford.
+ Read More
We have reached 113 supporters- and we are within $50 of reaching our initial goal! I cannot wait for everyone to see what our space becomes, and how beautiful it is in person!!
Laurie & I also want to let everyone know that any funds raised over our initial amount- will go DIRECTLY towards April’s rent- helping us to ensure our survival.
+ Read More
Thank you to everybody that has checked this out already, thank you to everyone that has shared and thank you to everyone that has donated… We are so close to finally having a venue that we could have all events in… If you have friends that are musicians if you have friends that are artists if you yourself are a creative force in Connecticut- This will be your home. You have no idea how many venues are scared to book hip-hop and are scared to book punk and other genres, because they aren’t “safe” or because they aren’t “friendly”… With the space we no longer have to worry about that.
Please consider helping out!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$5,195 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 6 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
RN
$20
RICARDO NIEVES
3 months ago
RP
$25
Rob Pajer
5 months ago
TW
$25
Tim Wolf
5 months ago
BO
$20
Bryan Owens
5 months ago
MT
$25
Melanie Tokarz
5 months ago
JN
$20
Jesse Newman
5 months ago
RS
$100
Ramona Sablon
5 months ago
$100
Kevin Devaney
5 months ago
$100
Anonymous
5 months ago
DC
$100
David Crecco
5 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.