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The New Era of The Hearing Room!

$6,467 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 2 months
Going back 3 years, The Hearing Room opened its doors at 119 Chelmsford Street in Lowell, MA. It was founded on this fundamental premise: that the creative spirit is the best of humanity, it exists in everyone and there is never enough of it around.

We strive to be a destination that offers a space for creators of original works to share and collaborate with one another in an informal, accessible environment. 

Since the beginning, The Hearing Room has met challenges head on, in being a distictly different vein than other venues. The Hearing Room serves up an intimate connection between performer and audience, as opposed to fast food and beer. (There's nothing wrong with both fast food and beer, by the way - there are other places that do that very well!)

The Hearing Room is in transition to become an established 501 (c)(3) non-profit, with documentation filed, and working with an established organization that helps music venues achieve this status. It does take time, and delays by the unprecedented government shutdown recently - has exacerbated the timeline.

However, as of June 1, 2019 - the current funding for The Hearing Room will be exhausted.

That's the catalyst for the writing of this campaign:
In short, The Hearing Room NEEDS YOU! 

Please volunteer your time, and your financial resources to keep The Hearing Room alive. 

I've organized this campaign in an effort to have this venue continue to offer one of the most unique environments, programming, and creative outlet to the community.
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We're in the final stretch! All paperwork was filed and every day we hope we hear the news that we're official!
Thanks so much to all that continue to support The Hearing Room! We're so close to reaching our goal - please continue to spread the word!!

Picture: Jon Seiff on stage at "Way Off the Grid" Bluegrass Therapy Songwriter's Night in 2017
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It's been a bit frustrating over the past week. The GoFundMe site had a bug/error issue, that suspended our (and others!) campaign. They have fixed it, and we're up and running again! Those that asked me about it - go now to donate!! ;-)
Thanks everyone, keep it up - we're almost there!
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Hi folks!
Well, we seemed to have stalled out a bit, with no donations in a week! We won't be discouraged - we're aware the Tax Man cometh!!
Hopefully his bite wasn't too bad!
I can't recall if I posted the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has recognized our non-profit status and we have the certificate to prove it!! (wooot!!)
Its only the Feds now....and we've got our <censored> together and will notify y'all as soon as we know!
Thanks to all that have given so far!

Photo: LAICE performing at The Young Musician's Showcase
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We're still making things happen - momentum has dropped off a bit, though! Please continue to spread the word! We have so many great programming/events coming! YOU make this place happen! YOU are The Hearing Room!

Photo: John Schindler
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$6,467 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 2 months
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$250
James Edgerly
4 days ago
$75
Anonymous
18 days ago
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$50
Anne Sandstrom
21 days ago
$150
Anonymous
24 days ago
$100
Scott Matsumoto
27 days ago
$25
David Oyer
29 days ago
$35
jason campbell
1 month ago
$50
Jane Fallon
1 month ago
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1 month ago
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