The Pinhook

is creating Safer space for ART and EXPRESSION

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Colin will share their fav sci fi book recs of the month w/ you. 
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We come to you - community of artists - to ask for your support.  We're a space for musicians / artists / students / professors / queers / folk ... we strive to have affordable house costs so that artists can still make money from their performances, even though that doesn't always happen - for either of us.  But if the artists don't make money - we don't make money.  We'd been thinking of creating this pace for years. 

We know we are a for profit business.  We also want you to understand that we don't work strictly as a for profit business operates.  We strive to pay our employees as much as we can.  We value - deeply - the ability for artists to sound GREAT on stage and also make money through merch and performance.  We want to offer our space to those that couldn't generally afford a space rental like ours.  We want patrons to feel heard, seen and safe even if it means we won't profit from whatever actions guarantee that. 

We are indebted to our community for helping keep queers and marginalized folks employed and on stage for 12 years.  We believe we are a conduit for some artists and art created in this city - and because of that we'd like to ask for your continued support.  If you have the fiscal capability and desire - we'd love it if you could support us.  We believe in direct giving as one of the only ways to change the economic gap in our community, and we promise to serve marginalized artists and activists first.  Thank you for helping us serve our community.  

This video and this statement from Come Hear North Carolina says a little more!

<big>Affirming. Open. Proudly queer. A safe space. These are a few of the words often deployed to describe The Pinhook, a venue located at 117 W. Main Street, Durham, N.C.
Founded in 2008 by Kym Register, the creative voice behind the country music group Loamlands, The Pinhook is an anchor of Durham’s thriving music scene. It’s a local haunt of many of the indie musicians who have recently put The Bull City on the music map – Sylvan Esso and Phil Cook – and it’s a celebrated haven and presenter for the LGBTQ community in the Triangle.

J. Clapp, who performs as the popular drag diva Vivica C. Coxx, says the best thing about The Pinhook’s programming is that you never know what you’re going to get but “It’s always open and affirming of people with marginalized backgrounds, and it’s always giving of its time and energy in ways that most clubs and venues aren’t. It’s very Durham, and it’s very who I want to be.”

The ethos of the club – to pay artists a living wage, and to create a safe space for marginalized communities – permeates the programming and the community that has come to know and love The Pinhook. In celebration of Pride Month, we step inside The Pinhook for June’s Listen Local, our video series profiling unique venues and places where music is made, performed and celebrated in North Carolina.
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