Co-founded by Amber Mundinger, Tamara Deike, and Kevin Condon, “Bring Music Home” is a new initiative to raise money for concert venues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bring Music Home (BMH) is "a book and documentary project" that will capture the stories of closed concert venues across the United States. Nearly 60 local photographers, producers, and other creatives across 30 cities will photograph and interview over 200 venues to share their stories on BMH’s Instagram. In the fall, a hard-copy book will be published to compile the stories.
Additionally, BMH has partnered with Fine Southern Gentleman and local artists to create limited-edition screen-printed posters for all 30 cities. The posters will capture each city's unique music culture. Participating artists include Young & Sick, Justin Prince, Josh Shearon, Pilar Zeta, and Jose Berrio. Currently, the posters for New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville, and Portland are available for purchase on BMH's website.
Proceeds from the posters as well as the book will benefit the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA), a new group formed to rally governmental and financial support for independent venues.
See the Bring Music Home Instagram below.
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We’re excited to announce the launch of “Bring Music Home” - a book and documentary project featuring a collection of music venue portraits + stories, as told by the people behind live music. Featuring more than 20 cities across the U.S., working with incredible photographers + collaborators nationwide. A portion of the proceeds from BMH will benefit The National Independent Venue Association. @nivassoc And, coming in July a collection of beautifully designed posters representing each city, from incredible artists in collab with @fsgprints Visit bringmusichome.com for updates. Photos in this gallery include: Rudy’s Jazz Room in Nashville, Greenwood Catacombs in NYC, Barracuda in Austin + Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco (photographer tagged in each photo)
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