Hi my name is Tamala and I and a few friends run music co-op MML which bring unsigned artists and great live music venues together - I am building a mobile Juke Joint.
Jimmie Lee's Juke Joint is a wooden mobile venue - deep south style which is a tribute to my late grandfather who built and ran a Juke Joint on the cotton plantation where he was raised in th 30's and 40's. The Juke Joint comprises of a full stage/sound equipment that will be able put on full live band gigs. It is the first Juke Joint of any kind in Ireland.
Over 30 live music acts and various artistic performances are scheduled to play. The acts are primarily from all around Ireland as well as some from other parts of the globe. Workshops for the kiddies like face painting and games and also young peoples music workshops and activities will can take place during the day.
Here are some of bands that will be playing with us at Jimmie Lee's Juke Joint:
TWIN HEADED WOLF
Crow Black Chicken
The Indecent Cigar Emporium
So the good news is: we have over 30 musicians and performers lined up to play, we have been accepted at Knockanstockan Festival and given our pitch in the Festival. We have the construction team all ready to go and also the architectural design has been completed.
I need a total of 9,000Euro (which includes the materials for building the Juke Joint Structure) to be able to build and run the mobile "Juke Shack" of my dreams and here is a breakdown of how much I have raised thus far:
I have received funds from friends and family and I am have personal savings totalling 3,250Euro
I am borrowing 3,250Euro from my local Credit Union, which leaves me a balance needed of 2,500Euro
This is where you all can help as it is very cool to get this close to building the "Shack" and I know I can make this happen with your financial support. All I need is the rest of the funds to get this party started!
Once building has been completed we have the opportunity of touring this show to other festivals around Ireland and we will of course in future, be looking to discover new artists to add to our crazy crew - I thank ya'll in advance for your support!
Tamala - MML(MusicMediumLive)
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