SUSTAIN THE SCENE LAUNCHES IN LOS ANGELES TO HELP SAVE INDEPENDENT MUSIC VENUES AT RISK OF CLOSING PERMANENTLY DUE TO COVID-19
Groundbreaking Initiative Reopens Shuttered Live Music Venues for Food & Beverage & Merch Delivery Coupled with At-Home Livestream Concerts Beginning March 12
Venues Include The Regent, Lodge Room, El Cid, Catch One, The Comedy Store, Akbar, The Eagle, The Lash,1720 and ETA in Los Angeles and The Alibi in Palm Springs; Restaurant Partners Include Prince Street Pizza, Burgerlords, The Greyhound, Burritos La Palma and Something Good LA
Girlpool and Vinyl Williams to Headline the First Livestream Concert Hosted by Jesse Camp and Nina Tarr
WHAT: Sustain The Scene is a groundbreaking, new nonprofit initiative from dublab, Postmates and Restless Nites to help save the music scene by benefiting the iconic, independent music venues that have been shut down by COVID-19 since early 2020 and are at risk of closing permanently. Beginning March 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, Sustain The Scene is helping shuttered independent music venues reopen for delivery to return much-needed revenue to participating venues. Sustain The Scene will provide groundbreaking and crucial avenues for local communities to support their favorite independent venues by ordering food, drinks and merch, and music fans from all over the world can safely experience livestream performances from the iconic venues they know and love at home.
Sustain The Scene will reopen music and nightlife venues throughout Los Angeles first, beginning March 12, 2021, including exclusive new food & beverage menus, cocktail packages, custom co-branded merch and gift cards, that can later be redeemed for concert tickets, all available to order through Postmates. The first round of venues launching includes The Regent, Lodge Room, El Cid, Catch One, The Comedy Store, Akbar, The Eagle, The Lash, 1720 and ETA in Los Angeles and The Alibi in Palm Springs, and more will roll out in the coming weeks.
Sustain The Scene’s livestream concerts will feature world-class performances, celebrity cameos, comedians and guest hosts, taped from the very iconic music stages that helped make them. The virtual concerts will take place on select Fridays and Saturdays and kick off March 12, 2021 with Girlpool and Vinyl Williams.
Music fans and local communities can support their favorite venues by ordering directly from each venue’s exclusive menu in Postmates in the special Sustain The Scene carousel, located right within the app. Beginning March 12, 2021, each venue will appear on Postmates, offering their own unique food & beverage menus for lunch and dinner. Select venues are partnering with some of the buzziest restaurants and food trucks around Los Angeles, including Prince Street Pizza, Burgerlords, The Greyhound, Burritos La Palma and Something Good LA, for some of their most popular items or brand new exclusive menus, that directly benefit each venue partner.
Venue & Restaurant Partners and Menus:
· The Comedy Store x Prince Street Pizza
o Comedy Store is partnering with Prince Street Pizza for three pizza and soda combos.
§ 1 Spicy Spring™ Pizza (spicy marinara, fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, pepperoni) and 4 cans of soda (choice of Dr Pepper, Diet Coke, Coke) – $40
§ 1 Mercer Margherita Pizza (PSP pizza sauce, garlic, fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, EVO, fresh basil) and 4 cans of soda (choice of Dr Pepper, Diet Coke, Coke) – $35
§ 1 Sunset Square Pizza (marinara sauce, fresh garlic, fresh shredded mozzarella) and 4 cans of soda (choice of Dr Pepper, Diet Coke, Coke) – $40
· Lodge Room x Burgerlords
o Lodge Room is partnering with Burgerlords for the Lodge Room Loud Pack.
§ Two classic vegan burgers, two French fries, one bottle of Marigny Piquette or one 4 pack of Trumer Pils – $40
· The Lash x Something Good LA
o The Lash is partnering with Something Good LA food truck for family meal packs and individual brunch, lunch and dinner items, including chicken parmesan sandwiches, burgers, Angus Beef or Beyond Meat sliders, pork belly sandwiches, flautas, pancakes, breakfast burritos, breakfast bowls, their famous loaded tater tots, cold brew, coffee and tea – $2-40
· El Cid x Burritos La Palma
o El Cid is partnering with Burritos La Palma for several Mexican favorites, including quesadillas, burritos, specialty plates, margaritas, micheladas, Mexican Coke and Topo Chico. – $3.50-20
· ETA x The Greyhound
o ETA is partnering with The Greyhound for classic wings, veggie wings, pizzas and fries as well as a selection of cocktails, from greyhounds and old fashioned, 32 oz growlers, beer, wine and rose – $3-78
· The Regent
o The Regent is offering a selection of classic pizza favorites, wings, small bites, salads and dessert from Prufrock Pizzeria – $2-26
· Catch One
o Catch One will offer a large variety of melts, chicken sandwiches, wings, mac n cheese, tater tots, onion rings, fries, chocolate chip cookies, brownies and more. – $3-14
o 1720 will offer a selection of sushi from Umi, including boxes, specialty hand rolls, cut rolls, sashimi and bites – $6-36
· The Alibi Palm Springs
o The Alibi Palm Springs will offer an array of cocktail party pack options, with choice of watermelon daiquiri, the chavo margarita, black manhattan, desert gin botanical and lavender lemon drop, and accompaning plates, including papas con chorizo and shishitos a la esquite
§ Large Party includes one 36 oz cocktail pitcher (makes 6-8 drinks), garnish, surprise gifts and two food plates to share – $60
§ Small Party includes one 16 oz cocktail pitcher (makes 1-2 drinks), garnish, surprise gifts and one food plate to share – $25
Sustain The Scene Livestream Concert Lineup (more dates to come):
· Friday, March 12, 2021 – 8-10pm PST – Girlpool, Vinyl Williams, MIKE/dj blackpower
· Saturday, March 20, 2021 – 6pm PST – Light Asylum, ADULT., Patriarchy, Second Skin, John Fryer (This Mortal Coil), Xavier (3TEETH)
· Friday, April 2, 2021 – 8pm PST – Starcrawler, ESPRIT/George Clanton, MIKE/dj blackpower
Sustain The Scene Merch Offerings:
· Venues are selling their own custom merch surrounding the initiative, available for purchase online at www.sustainthescene.com and through Postmates’ new in-app retail channel, putting merch directly into local fans’ hands in minutes.
· Music fans around the globe can also donate $50, $100 and $500 and receive limited edition Sustain The Scene merch, including long sleeve shirts and totes.
Sustain The Scene sponsors and partners include Postmates, dublab, Los Angeles Tourism, StandardVision, Health-Ade Kombucha and Mezcal El Silencio.
Sustain The Scene is a project of Restless Nites in partnership with dublab, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all contributions to the initiative are tax-deductible. Donations can be made at https://sustainthescene.com/donate, which will then be equally distributed to each venue in the program.
Through city and county guidelines, Sustain the Scene will ensure a COVID-19 safety compliant food & beverage handling and delivery service.
WHEN: Beginning March 12, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
· 8-10pm PST – Girlpool, Vinyl Williams at Lodge Room; hosted by Jesse Camp and Nina Tarr
Saturday, March 20, 2021
· 6pm PST – Light Asylum, ADULT., Patriarchy, Second Skin, John Fryer (This Mortal Coil), Xavier (3TEETH)
Friday, April 2, 2021
· 8pm PST – Starcrawler, ESPRIT/George Clanton, MIKE/dj blackpower at Lodge Room
WHERE: Venues for food/beverage/merch delivery located throughout Los Angeles, CA & Palm Springs, CA:
· Los Angeles: The Regent, Lodge Room, The Lash, El Cid, Catch One, Comedy Store, 1720, ETA
· Palm Springs: The Alibi
Livestream concerts streaming worldwide on Twitch and YouTube
WHO: Girlpool, Starcrawler, ESPRIT/George Clanton, ADULT., Patriarchy, Second Skin, John Fryer (This Mortal Coil), Xavier (3TEETH), Vinyl Williams, MIKE/dj blackpower, Jesse Camp, Nina Tarr and many more
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