Cactus Club

is creating a PWYC platform for virtual programming to stay connected

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$5
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The Programming Archive will grant patrons access to our entire catalog of virtual events during our closure. 
  • Live concerts
  • DJ sets
  • Interview footage
  • Workshops
  • Film Screenings
  • Cactus Club Video Series
  • Patron-only updates
  • Chat community
  • Livestreams
  • Programming Archive
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$15
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  • All the benefits of the previous tier plus an exclusive Cactus Club button, sticker, and thank-you card.
  • Patron-only updates
  • Chat community
  • Livestreams
  • Early access
  • Programming Archive
  • Exclusive button and sticker
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$25
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  • All benefits of the previous tier plus early access to new merchandise.
  • Patron-only updates
  • Chat community
  • Livestreams
  • Early access
  • Programming Archive
  • Exclusive button and sticker

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About

Cactus Club is an artist-run music venue and community space with over 25 years of hosting forward-facing artists. After 9 years of working at the club and 4 years of directing programming, Kelsey Kaufmann purchased Cactus in February of 2020 from longtime owner Eric Uecke. Since closing in March due to the pandemic, an outpouring of community generosity has enabled us to stay afloat.

Due to the uncertain and precarious future of live music as it stands today, we are undertaking the long-term experiment of shifting our focus to virtual programming: live performances, DJ sets, film screenings, history lectures, skill shares, workshops, interviews and more. Original content several times per week for intergenerational audiences worldwide.

Venues and clubs across the country are adapting to this new, distanced reality. It is vital to our long-standing mission that we continue to support our creative peers and provide a platform for independent musicians and artists to engage with the community at large. We are all dreaming of the day when we can be together in the backroom of the club, united in our love of independent music. But while we wait, we are determined to make something positive out of an otherwise bleak situation. This is our attempt to forge a new path while delivering the high-quality art that the community has come to expect from the club.

We are striving to create a sustainable model as we look into the year ahead. As we are unable to open our doors and invite you in, we have created a pay-what-you-can Patreon account to show our commitment to holding space for music, dialogue, respite, and the sharing of ideas. This will help us ensure that when it is appropriate and safe, we will have a space to invite you back to. Under new ownership, Cactus Club is a new legal entity and has not been eligible for federal and state assistance.

While our new carryout beverages and merchandise sales aim to cover foundational operating expenses, Patreon will provide support for staffing, artists, and the programming we truly believe in. We humbly appreciate your time and consideration and gratefully welcome input, ideas, feedback, questions, or concerns.



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