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Support ONCE Somerville

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Raised by 430 people in 28 days
Dear people of the Boston music community,

ONCE Ballroom in Somerville is one of the last remaining independently-owned spaces around.

We learned today that the venue was vandalized and robbed. This is a tough blow, and just as the club enters into the historically leaner months on the concert calendar.

Please join together in offering support and throw them a line. This fund will assist the club in the fixes it needs and to face the aforementioned lean times.

Thank you.


(P.S. I am moved to help in the name of live music and as ONCE is home to the annual RUMBLE , I felt the void of its postponement this spring)
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Thank you for giving and sharing. I have said from the very beginning that this is meant to help the space however they see fit. JJ reluctantly permitted me to post this. We have spoken many times.

I have been asked if I am surprised that people have offered this kind of support. I am not. Given the state of things where rehearsal spaces, recording studios, and small businesses (and radio shows) are being sold out from under us, it matters to have a place where we feel that we have a small part in it. No one here wants ONCE to go the way of other rooms. I want it to be here a year from now. While we don’t have control of that, I thank you for being a community that shows kindness in this way.
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Thank you for supporting this effort. It’s working.
Here are photos from LemmyFest at ONCE.
JJ is proprietor of Cuisine en Locale + ONCE Somerville.
Photo 1 of JJ by Anngelle Wood
Photo 2 by Derek Kouyoumjian
Photo 3 by John Keegan
JJ at LemmyFest 2017
LemmyFest!
Keith Bennett at LemmyFest 2017, ONCE
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The local news channels have picked up the story. Channels 4 & 5 are covering it. Keep sharing!
Thanks all.
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