EVENT PRODUCTION | project management, graphic design
In the Fall of 2015, I invited a few of my best music friends I had met through the local scene to come to my house and play their hearts out the best way they know how - to a somewhat aloof yet profoundly engaged audience that would celebrate them in a safe space. It quickly became a ritual of mine to book a show once a month, design the poster, stock my beer fridge and open my doors to my friends & familiars in the Rochester music scene.
Was this a social experiment? Were we progressives for abusing our college radio station's sound equipment? It's a stretch to call this thing hardly heroic at best. But the truth is that these shows provided safety, community, and catharsis to a troubled group of intellectuals all coming of age together.
Most of the events thrown were private, but the public facade lived in the form of a Facebook Business Page, which you can check out here. This time in my life gave me assurance that
1.) people will always thrust themselves into an opportunity to connect if the variables are in place, and 2.) if you build it, they will come.