The Jac is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
Like so many other independent businesses, we now face an unpredictable future.
We have worked hard to preserve the legacy that was started by Alan Williams in 1958 when we reopened in 2014 and have once again become a destination that is known for promoting grassroots music and a vibrant social hub. We consistently host live music in the basement, have a traditional bar on the ground floor and a record store with listening booths upstairs.
As the global pandemic threatens our livelihood we have set up this fund to protect the future of the venue. At this point, while we understand that so many others are facing similarly uncertain times, we are encouraging everyone in the community and beyond who is able to and and wants to play a part in safeguarding the future of the Jac, to please donate generously to this fund.
If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.
We appreciate your help and support in this unusual and unpredictable time, more than you’ll ever know.
Love, The Jac