On Sunday, June 9th, the Blu Martini will host a special fundraiser to support the Grad Club, a beloved music venue in Kingston that has been facing financial difficulties. The event, organized by local musician and guitar legend Tom Savage, aims to raise much-needed funds to help the Grad Club stay afloat.

The Grad Club has been a staple of Kingston's music scene for years, hosting top-notch touring acts and providing a platform for up-and-coming artists to showcase their talent.

The fundraiser at Blu Martini will feature a special performances by Luther Wright, Dead Root Revival, Piner, Goldwing, Stephen Stanley & more as well as mystery guests and prize draws. While some of the lineup is still under wraps, music lovers can expect an exciting evening of entertainment and community spirit.

The event is not just a fundraiser, but a call to action to support the local music scene. As Tom
savage emphasized, "Small music venues everywhere were forced to cease operations during COVID, burning through any reserves they had, and taking on support loans just to keep the lights on. Now loans are coming due, and rents are being increased, the result being that the ecosystem of small venues in this country is under threat."

The Grad Club is a vital part of Kingston's cultural fabric, and its closure would be a significant loss for the community. By attending the fundraiser, music fans can show their support for the venue and the local music scene as a whole.

So mark your calendars for Sunday, June 9th, and join us at Blu Martini to show your support for the Grad Club and the music scene in Kingston. Let's come together as a community to ensure that our small venues continue to thrive!

*Event Details:*

- Date: Sunday, June 9th
- Location: Blu Martini
- Time: 3:00pm to 8:00pm
- Performers: Luther Wright, Stephen Stanley, Dead Root Revival, mystery guests, and more!
- Prize draws: Band merch items, Kingston Live swag, Blu Martini gift certificate, and more!


Can’t make the show or want to buy a ticket directly? Email [email protected] for direct donations. Posted: May 27, 2024