Who Are We?
Cambridge Live Music is a not-for-profit arts and culture organization operated by dedicated volunteers and funded by sponsorship, donations and a grant from the City of Cambridge. Our mission is to raise awareness of the incredibly vibrant live music community that currently exists in the City of Cambridge. We accomplish this by publishing the Cambridge Live Music Calendar available online plus 100 posters displayed throughout Waterloo Region each month. Please visit www.cambridgelivemusic.com for the most comprehensive live music listings for the City of Cambridge.
Our mission is to raise awareness of the incredibly vibrant live music community that currently exists in the City of Cambridge, Ontario Canada.
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Cambridge Live Music is a not-for-profit community organization operated by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about Cambridge's live music community. We are entirely funded through sponsorship and donations as we do not currently receive grants from any level of government.Guitars For Kids
Our mission is to raise awareness of the vibrant live music community that currently exists in the City of Cambridge. We feel that arts and culture, such as live music, has an increasingly positive impact on the economic diversity in our community.
We primarily promote live music by publishing a freely accessible online Cambridge Live Music Calendar which has become the most comprehensive source of live music listings for the city of Cambridge. In addition, we publish 50 Cambridge Live Music posters on a monthly basis that we distribute throughout the entire city and are on display for the whole month.
We are actively soliciting individuals and businesses to consider making a financial contribution so we can continue to build our not-for-profit community organization - Cambridge Live Music.
Please contact Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Bob's Guitar Service (BGS) is pleased to announce it has partnered with Cambridge Live Music (CLM), a not-for-profit organization, Queen Street Music School (QSM) and Idea Exchange (IE) to provide free guitars for local youth in need.Sunday Matinee Sponsors
The idea of giving guitars to kids who cannot afford them was born four years ago when Bob Egan, owner of BGS in Kitchener, developed the mission statement for his new business. “I realized how a $29 guitar fundamentally changed my life. The music business has been very good to me so I feel it is my responsibility to pass on that good will and help others when I can.”
The music business has indeed been very good to Bob - he has been a member of Blue Rodeo since 1999.
To date, BGS has given away almost 100 guitars through organizations such as Lutherwood, the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support and KidsAbility. “The research is very clear that learning an instrument as a youth is beneficial in so many ways – neurologically, socially, intellectually, physically. It seems a shame to let a few dollars stand in the way of providing such a compelling developmental tool for kids who can’t afford it.”
Upon opening BGS, Bob realized this community was awash with unused guitars. When he asked his clients to donate them, the response was overwhelming. Most of the donated guitars need an hour or two of work to become playable again but it is worth it. “All you have to do is see the look on the face of a kid getting to choose his or her first guitar. That is the ultimate motivator!”
Observing Cambridge Live Music’s (CLM) passion for bringing people together and promoting a live music scene, Bob realized they would be excellent partners for expanding the “Guitars for Kids” Program into the City of Cambridge.
CLM solicited Queen Street Music School’s (QSM) involvement and they are very excited to be involved with the “Guitar for Kids” Program.
QSM’s instructors and families are active in different community outreach programs with partners such as Idea Exchange and Cambridge Live Music.
Cambridge has always supported QSM families and they feel responsible to give back however they can. Having a music school actively involved in outreach enables us to reach and help others who may not have been so fortunate, or simply need music in their lives. QSM is very proud to provide a drop off point for guitar donations and help to facilitate this initiative however they can.
DETAILS OF THE "GUITARS FOR KIDS" DONATION PROGRAM
Anyone can donate their unwanted guitars. Bob’s Guitar Service (BGS) will repair the guitars at no cost. Cambridge Live Music (CLM) will work in conjunction with Queen Street Music School (QSM) and community partners such as Idea Exchange, to connect youth in need with free guitars. Any guitars deemed unrepairable will be donated to local arts programs.
Unwanted guitars can be dropped off at Queen Street Music School during normal business hours. Please call QSM for business hours only.
Queen Street Music School
27 Queen Street East
Cambridge, ON N3C 2A7
They can also be dropped off at any branch of Idea Exchange.
Please visit www.ideaexchange.org for locations and business hours.
Please contact Cambridge Live Music to make arrangements outside of QSM’s and IE's normal business hours and for any questions related to the “Guitars For Kids” Program.
The attendance and visibility of Cambridge Live Music's Sunday matinees continue to raise awareness for our 10 Official Live Music Venue Sponsors and the nearly 100 talented artists that have performed during our last 13 events! For this reason we think they provide the business community with an efficient and cost effective opportunity to market and promote themselves to the thousands of fans of Cambridge’s live music scene!
Cambridge Live Music is thrilled to announce that we’ve just launched a brand new and exciting way for the business community to benefit from the increasing popularity of our not-for-profit arts and culture organization!
We’re currently soliciting forward thinking business owners interested in sponsoring our free, family friendly, all ages Sunday, May 29th matinee ‘Brownestone Bandwagon’ at The Brownestone Gastropub in downtown Hespeler.
Details of the Sunday Matinee Sponsorship Program:
1. Sponsor name and logo appearing on the event image. See attached. This image is shared on our Facebook page (over 1700 fans), Twitter (over 2100 fans), Instagram (over 500 fans), LinkedIn and on our website.
2. Sponsor name appearing in event title on social media, website (thousands of visitors each month) and 100 monthly posters.
3. Sponsor banner or sign displayed during the event. Note: Sponsor must supply banner or sign.
4. Sponsor invited to attend the event and make a brief announcement.
5. Sponsor thanked multiple times by the MC during the event.
Please contact Ted at email@example.com for complete details. No obligation. We truly appreciate your consideration.
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Not-for-profit organization Cambridge Live Music is seeking dedicated individuals interested in helping staff our informational booth during the 2016 festival season. Volunteers that commit to a minimum 4 hour shift will receive a complimentary t-shirt, Sounds of Cambridge CD or download card, unlimited bottled water and a food voucher.Monthly Poster Distribution
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Not-for-profit organization Cambridge Live Music is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with monthly poster distribution.Web Designer with Drupol experience
We distribute 100 posters to locations throughout Waterloo Region the last week of every month.
We could use your help to distribute any number of these posters in areas that are convenient for you.
Please contact Ted at email@example.com for further details.
Not-for-profit organization Cambridge Live Music is currently recruiting unpaid volunteers to assist with web design. Experience with Drupol is required. Please contact Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. www.cambridgelivemusic.com