Richmond’s new beloved live music venue Jimmy Hornet is charging $18 subscriptions to their magazine The Hornet Press to help them stay alive.
The venue opened in 2020 and when they were able to open, they have hosted live bands and musicians six nights a week, specializing in unique local acts in an intimate lounge setting.
They’re now on the brink of closure, but instead of asking for charity, they’re asking for $18 subscriptions to the music EDM they launched during lockdown: The Hornet Press.
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With an array of local music, music news, and nostalgic throwbacks featuring everything from The Birthday Party to Charlie Bedford to Isabella Blow, an $18 subscription gets you six songs in your inbox.
“Jimmy Hornet (Richmond 3121) was established in February 2020 and was only open for five weeks before the first lockdown. Since the site was new and small, we received very limited government funding or aid,” the site said.
“When we could trade, our Intimate Music Lounge hosted live music six nights a week, specializing in original and unique content. We’ve hired literally hundreds of musicians in the past 23 months.
“Ready to keep going, we started the year enthusiastically, but now we are discovering that our events have been canceled due to illness and isolation, and ticket sales and patronage have all but dried up.
Just one $18 subscription includes the current issue #10 and our next five releases, delivered straight to your inbox. Our previous copies are also available for a small fee
“Your subscription keeps the hall open, employing our staff and hiring musicians. Any additional revenue will be used to cover associated magazine costs and further development.”
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