SAVE THE PARLOUR – Raise a down payment to buy the building!
Dear Friends of the Parlour,
To Parlour fans, we know this small club on North Main in Providence is not just a space, it is a community. To our new friends, it is the only Black-Owned performance venue and Pub on the East Side committed to live music every night of the week. Rock and Reggae, Jazz, Funk and Folk, Open Mic and Karaoke, it is a meeting space encouraging a diverse community of young musicians and old friends. And this venue is under serious threat of permanent closure without your help. Thanks to all who have kept us afloat, contributing towards our ongoing expenses during this extraordinary crisis. Purchasing the building is the only option to offer true stability and save this music legacy– from The Living Room to The Parlour– for 2021 and beyond, or the doors will close by October. THIS IS IT!
By owning the building, Gregory can survive the pandemic, offering a new business model of take out and spirits (check it out!) until he can fully reopen. Your contributions will keep this dream alive. All donations will go towards a down payment to secure the mortgage and stabilize the business.
From Parlour owner Gregory Rourke:
“Last November, I took over sole ownership of the club to continue to give a voice and a room for us to prosper, share and grow together. I have been blessed in the local, national and international music community for many years and this is my opportunity to give back. My vision in taking over the club was to buy the building so we can continue to bring light, love and music for years to come. This was also a vehicle to secure a future for my family and me as well as to continue to honor my mentor’s legacy, Mr. Randy Hien of The Living Room.
I am not comfortable asking for help in raising funds for a down payment, but it is our only option. So many amazing artists and musicians have reached out to me to ask how they can help. I know in these trying times that funds are tight – all of your support and generosity are truly appreciated.” We are down to the wire whether our intergenerational and diverse community of The Parlour will ever gather again. We are down to the wire whether The Parlour, lovingly created to offer a unique and creative haven to support music and community, will exist or not.
If you value Black Lives Matter, support this local Black-owned business that is being crushed by the Covid economy.
If you value the unique & diverse community experience, the live musical offerings, and the safe space embraced by the Parlour, consider being as generous as you can.
What can you do?
You can support this GoFundMe Campaign, $5, $500, or $5,000 – it all helps!
You can contact Gregory to contribute directly using the contact link below.
You can share this message with like-minded friends – cast a bigger circle!
You can share your voice, your expertise, and your connections to help keep this business alive. We need your creative energy! Contact Geoffrey Greene on this site.
Musicians! You can create a local or virtual event to raise awareness and funds.
You can write a testimonial on this page that speaks to the heart of what The Parlour experience means to you.
One Love – One Community – Thank you