Help musicians survive COVID-19

by Jacks in Les Allues, Savoie, France

Total raised £6,255

raised so far



The global COVID-19 pandemic has put all après bands out of work. Jacks needs your help to keep the music + musicians alive. Please read. x

by Jacks in Les Allues, Savoie, France

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th May 2020 we'd raised £6,225 with 112 supporters in 32 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

If we overfund we plan to pay more to the musicians! After all, this story isn't about us, it's about saving the music.

Our initial target of £5000 will give a small amount of income to each musician – it will be enough for them to afford essential living costs during this time. If we raise more we will give it directly to the musicians to help for the future months where gigs are already being cancelled due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19. 


Jacks is one of Méribel's premier après bars offering quality homemade food, a varied selection of drinks (including our own beer) and live music from the best musicians in the alps! But this story isn't about Jacks, it's about the incredibly talented musicians who travel to the alps from the UK year-after-year to perform in our venue and are now out of work.


On the evening of March 14, the French government announced that France would go into 'confinement' to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. At midnight on Saturday the 15th of March, Jacks – and all venues – closed doors until further notice.

As always, the safety of our staff, customers, musicians and our community is of the highest importance. Whilst we are confident that Jacks will return stronger than ever, the decision to close venues has left many musicians without an income and facing unpredictable futures.

Together we can help them.


When we began confinement Jacks hatched a plan that would keep musicians doing what they love – entertaining. Each evening a musician takes over the Jacks Facebook page and live-streams an après gig, we call it the Confinement Sessions. What we didn't expect was the level of interaction these gigs bring to the community – not just here in Méribel, but across the globe! Viewers have been joining the stream from France, the UK, Australia, America and many more countries.

The Confinement Sessions have become a daily dose of social activity, at a distance, and something that viewers and musicians alike look forward to.


Put simply: Without support during this time the musicians and the music will NOT survive.

We understand that many people are in similar situations, so we are asking those of you who can help – whether individually or as a business – to give generously to help secure the future of the many people who have brought music to our lives for so long.


All funds raised on this page will go directly to the musicians who continue to gig and share their love of music via live-stream on the Jacks Facebook page. 

In return for your donation, you will receive incentives from Jacks that you can redeem when it best suits you (and once we are reopened!).


From the family at Jacks, including the musicians, thanks in advance for your support and generosity – especially as everyone is impacted by COVID-19. If you can't donate, please remember to tune into the Jacks Facebook page and enjoy the Confinement Sessions, a simple like shows us your support in this unusual time – just search for 'Jacks Bar Méribel' on Facebook.

With any luck, we'll see you at a gig in Jacks very soon. Until then stay safe, healthy and take care of each other.

The team at Jacks. xo

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£30 or more

Win a 6-night stay in Cyprus!

Win a 6-night stay in Cyprus (valued at £640) at your choice of 2 locations when you donate £30. Each donation gets you 1 entry into the prize draw for a 6-night stay, for 4-6 people, in Ayai Napa or Kapparis – it's your choice! Choose Ayai Napa and spend a week on the beach and drinking cocktails or choose Kapparis for a little luxury with your own pool. Flights not included. Winner will be drawn after the crowdfunding project.

£5 or more

£5 Donation

Spare a fiver to help save the music during COVID-19. A £5 donation gets you gratitude and love from us and the musicians, as well as a shout-out during a Confinement Session!

£10 or more

Pint of Peroni

Pledge £10 today and we'll reward you with a pint of Peroni! You can claim your pint any time after we reopen.

£15 or more

Our famous nachos!

A £15 donation will get you a plate of mouthwatering nachos – layered in melted cheese, our famous guacamole and homemade salsa! Donate now and claim your reward when we reopen.

£15 or more

Win a 2 night stay in London!

When you pledge £15 you'll go into the draw to win a 2-night stay in London, valued at £260! You and 3 people will win your very own apartment for 2 nights in Southwark – just 10min walk from the Thames and the Tate Modern. We'll draw the lucky winner at the end of the crowdfunding project and you can claim your 2-night stay when travel is allowed again. Keep an eye on Facebook for photos, but trust us you don't want to miss out!

£20 or more

Dirty fries baby!

Pledge £20 today and when we reopen we'll give you a plate of dirty fries! Topped with melted cheese, shredded mojo pork, crackling and your choice of sauces (we recommend the garlic aioli).

£30 or more

Pizza and a pint

Everyone loves pizza and when you donate £30 you'll be rewarded with any pizza of your choice plus a pint of Peroni! Pledge now, claim any time after we reopen.

£40 or more

Burger and a pint

We're famous for our Bad Boy Burger and out Notorious V.E.G. and when you donate £40 you can choose your burger and a pint of Peroni! Pledge now and claim any time after we reopen.

£50 or more

Bottle of homemade toffee vodka!

Donate £50 today and when we reopen you'll be rewarded with a bottle of our homemade toffee vodka – it's the drink of choice for many après goers and a fitting reward for helping to save the musicians during COVID-19!

£50 or more

2x tickets to any gig!

Pledge £50 now and you'll receive 2 tickets to any gig of your choice – New Year's Eve, Piste Bash Festival, a comedy night, or any gig we host in the next year!

£70 or more

Jacks hoodie!

Donate £70 and you'll be rewarded with a Jacks hoodie, made by Brethren Apparel! Choose your colour, size and look steezy in our waterproof riding hoodies.

£100 or more

Save the music deal

When you give £100 you'll receive a Jacks waterproof riding hoodie (from Brethren Apparel), your choice of a burger or a pizza AND a pint of Peroni. Donate now and claim your reward any time after we reopen.

£200 or more

Cocktail masterclass for 6

When you donate £200 you'll be treated to a cocktail masterclass for 6 people. Team up with friends, treat your staff or bring your family and mix, muddle and mash your way to cocktail glory! The masterclass includes a lesson from one of our master mixologists, 2 cocktails each (made by you and our bartender), plus nibbles and tapas to share. Pledge now and claim any time after we reopen.

£300 or more

Pizza party!

Pledge £300 today and you'll be rewarded with a pizza party for you and 9 friends! The perfect treat for an upcoming birthday, a staff night out, or an 'end of the apocalypse' party. We'll provide pizzas for everyone, plus extra snacks like fries and our famous nachos, and (of course) jugs of beer! Pledge now and claim any time after we reopen.

£800 or more

€1000 bar tab!

This is the big one! Perhaps a good way to pay it forward and shout drinks for your friends, family or staff. Or team up with a group of friends and share in the reward. When you pledge £800 to save the musicians we'll reward you with a €1000 bar tab, which you can use any time after we reopen (and it doesn't have to be used all at once).

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