West Slope Startup Week’s music initiative is to serve as a platform to highlight the Grand Valley’s incredible music scene, while raising needed funds for the many artists who have suffered financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will also serve as a vehicle to introduce Grand Junction’s Creative’s Landing, its home and artist / community enrichment offerings.
Thursday, July 30 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM
The show will involve virtual Mini Desk vignettes, followed by a Singer Songwriter Round and Headliner. The music will be accompanied by an art gallery with a percentage of proceeds going to the Grand Valley Music Relief Fund.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Virtual – tune into the show from the comfort of your own home on July 30th and make a contribution to the Music Relief Fund through our GoFundMe account
Live Performance – attend the show on July 30th; there will not be an admission fee but rather a recommended donation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative t-shirt and art
Submit an application for one of five Mini Desk performances – Deadline 7/14
Submit application and supporting materials for Artist Showcase segments on social media; to run the month of July – Deadline 7/14
Submit an application for one of three Singer Songwriter spots – Deadline 7/14
Promote the show and initiative to fan base through your website, e-newsletters and social channels
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Cash / Match – corporations / small businesses may support the initiative through cash sponsorship to help underwrite costs and to seed the Music Relief Fund
VIK – corporations / small businesses may support the initiative through value in-kind donations to be used as incentives and raffles to encourage public donations toward the Music Relief Fund
Mini Desk Sessions
El Camino Burnout
Singer Songwriter Rounds
Talya Dewey (of Rizzo)
Morgan Crouse (of Southside Highway)
Still House String Band
GRAND VALLEY MUSIC RELIEF FUND
The music relief fund will be seeded by corporate sponsorship dollars and public donations. All funds will be awarded to artists in the Grand Valley who have suffered financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists are encouraged to submit applications for stimulus consideration. The process will be equal, fair and 100% transparent. All funds will flow through the Grand Junction Economic Partnership and public donations will be accepted through a certified GoFundMe account.
The application deadline is August 28th at 5PM MST.