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The Grass Roots Cultural and Performing Arts Center
2022 - 2023 Fundraiser

The Grass Roots community is just that, a community built over the last 7 years.

We are a community of people who gather around music, art, and friendship.

Our place, the newly renovated Fallout Shelter, is a destination, a listening room where the audience is present to hear stories and songs and to watch the production of our program, The Extended Play Sessions. The Fallout Shelter continues to offer a unique experience: the opportunity to see world class live music with a sense of connection.

In 2023, beyond our amazing performance schedule, we will host weekly Local Live and Open Mic Nights to showcase local musicians as well as Dance Nights for those who feel the  need to move.

Our intention is to be here for you as you are here for us and we have signed a new three year lease, so we'll be here for the next 4 years.

Please donate today to help us grow and thrive in 2023. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible, supports our renovation and growth and always greatly appreciated. You can donate a one-time gift or make a monthly pledge through the link below.

In appreciation,
Bill Hurley

on behalf of the GRCPAC Board of Directors -
Maribeth Arena - Board President

Leo Waters - Board Vice President
Paula Barta - Board Treasurer
Ellen Sndyer - Board Secretary
Eric Nordstrom - Board member
John Erikson - Board member
Cheryl Gaetani - Board member
Stephen Dill - Board member
Abigail Marsters - Board member

Where Does Your Donation Go?


While we may not meet all of these goals, we feel it is imperative that we outline specific areas of need that your generous donations will help us address.

The general wear and tear of live production takes a toll on our audio and video equipment that needs upgrading, repair and maintenance. We would like to add a second boom crane and a rear camera for our live productions as well as some new and much needed audio production gear for our livestream production.

For our food/beverage area we are hoping to add a new refrigerator for a second beer tap, and ...if we get really lucky perhaps a dishwasher so we can eliminate the use of plastic cups that are non-recyclable, helping to make the Fallout Shelter more environmentally friendly.

Another area we would like to address is to hire a publicist to help us promote the Extended Play Sessions Experience to audiences around the country and to television stations in markets like Nashville, Austin, Chicago and others. This is an ongoing monthly expense that we simply can't accomplish with our current level of income from live events.

Our goal is to raise between $15,000.00 and $20,000.00 to help us achieve some of our future goals for 2023.


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