World Cafe Live

A nonprofit organization

1,719 donors

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World Cafe Live is an independent music venue where artistry and social impact meet. Our community and free music education programs promote creativity, collaboration, and learning.  As a non-profit organization, World Cafe Live is dependent on revenue from concert tickets, restaurant dining, and special events. Since being shuttered in March 2020, we have lost nearly 100% of that revenue.

We are doing everything we can to fill the void and stay connected with virtual programs, curbside dining options, and advocacy efforts. This spring, our Founder & CEO Hal Real co-founded NIVA, which is working to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent music venues across the country. Because as our world rebuilds, we know that music will play a vital role in the way our community comes together to heal. We need your support now to ensure that we survive to help support that recovery in Philadelphia.

Your gift will help us continue our efforts and sustain a vibrant calendar of livestream music, virtual events, and educational opportunities until we can safely open our doors again. Thank you for your continued support of World Cafe Live–we cannot wait to welcome you back!

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