A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to save the legendary Los Angeles venue The Troubadour.
After the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down live music for nearly two months, with no sign that music venues will reopen anytime soon, the historic venue in West Hollywood— where artists such as MÖTLEY CRÜE, GUNS N' ROSES, SLAYER and METALLICA played some of their earliest shows — is raising money to to keep the nightspot viable.
The Troubadour’s owner-general manager Christine Karayan says, "I worry that we will not be able to come back from this and be able to continue to bring music to people to share and enjoy and feel. We are a small, independently-owned venue and we have an hourly staff of over 20 people. Our team consists of bartenders, security, sound and lighting engineers and box office personnel. These are the people welcoming you into the venue and bringing you great experiences inside the showroom. If we're going to survive this thing — and that’s a big if — we're going to need all the help we can get, from any direction we can get it,"
To date, the "Troubadour Employee Relief Fund', which was started on April 2, has raised more than $48,000 of its $50,000 goal. The Troubadour opened in 1957 on Santa Monica boulevard, on the edge of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
I hope it pulls through. I don't want to live in a world where I can't take my son to Hollywood and show him this stuff.
"...and Daddy rocked this stage then got kicked out of here. And kicked out of there. And over there...a couple of times!"
Check out the Troubadour Employee Relief Fund