Sacramento needs Stone Vintage Music Boutique!
$2,447 raised
49% of $5k goal
51 contributors
13 Days left

I’m not one to speak out about things involving my personal life or the shop typically but I feel the need to.

While I am excited that in our second year of the new Stone Vintage Music Boutique location events are beginning to take on some steam at the shop, and with our local craft beer and cider on tap now adding to the energy, in addition to the verbal support of those who have stood by and come in regularly to check in on the shop and myself. I’m thankful to know that there are people I’ve made great connections with and feel so grateful to now have in my life through owning the shop.

Unfortunately we were just once again served a 3 day notice for late rent leading to cause for eviction if unpaid in this time frame. This is the third time in the past six months I’ve been in this position and it’s growing more trying each time.

When I opened this space nearly three years ago now, I wanted there to be somewhere for locals young and old to make friends, share stories and build culture and connection through mutual love of music. A space that regardless of gender, social or financial status, religion or age could be built for people to feel comfortable and welcome, and for musicians from novice to professional to have a place to hone in that sound in their head and make it a reality with vintage gear at affordable prices, hard to find and boutique effect pedals you can try in person, awesome handmade accessories and more to build their music identity with, as well as lessons, repairs and a stage to build upon their craft and keep them on their game.

As of right now the shop is one of the few all ages venue spaces left in the Sacramento area and we have local beers and ciders on tap, hosting events multiple times a week from Folk, Spoken Word, Comedy, Movie Showings, Open Mics and more. We offer Vocal, Guitar, Bass, Drum and Piano lessons with active local musicians and Repairs to keep gear in tip top shape at lower rates than anywhere around.

I know not everyone plays music or are consistently in the market for instrument purchases, which is why when I designed the shop the intent was to be more than just a guitar store.

I want people who don’t play music to be able to hangout and grab a beer, talk about records and make friends. I want people to be able to discover new local acts and touring artists. I love the idea of having a communal scene here that is all ages and gives the support and inclusivity to artists on the rise that Sacramento is so greatly lacking.

Stone Vintage Music is for those who are looking for others who dig vinyl records, geek out about hearing a song they identify with, love rad guitar tones and learning new things, want to watch music documentaries and have conversations about what gives them inspiration. It’s for the people longing for an honest cultural identity for local music where real musicians can be open and express themselves and share in the bonds we all share through music.

I’ve given all I have to give to make this place a reality and everything I have is running thin without the level of support I’d hoped the shop would receive. At this moment I have to figure out how to keep the shop open over the next few days and if it’s going to be worthwhile to do so in the current climate of the music environment of the Sacramento area.

I’m going to continue to book unique events here and push for more art events, local showcases and intimate shows with national acts. But if these don’t bring the ability for us to keep the doors open, there is nothing more I can do.

I love and appreciate every one of you who has supported the store and myself over the past few years. Thank you.

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