Venue38 is part of a national initiative launched by the MVT to prevent the permanent closure of music venues most at risk due to the crisis.
Music loving couple, James & Tracy bought the business back in January 2020 to build their vision of a live music and events hub. Unfortunately we only managed 6 weeks of trading before lock down and we are now crowdfunding to keep us afloat. If you would like to help support us you can make a donation or buy the merchandise available.
Music Venue Trust have created Save Our Venues Merchandise including T-Shirts, Face Masks, Snoods and more which can be chosen as a reward for a donation to our CrowdFunder.
Why are we crowdfunding?
Our music venue risks permanent closure because we haven't been accepted for any of the funding options made available and as we haven't been allowed to trade since March, we now find ourselves in serious financial difficulty.
Your donations will be used to help cover the costs of keeping the Venue viable until we are allowed to let the music play.
Venue38 is a live music and events space offering ticketed live music and entertainment events, themed nights, club nights, comedy nights and grassroots music nights with a capacity of 800, located in the Royal Burgh of Ayr. Over the past 10 years it has been the busiest and most popular dance and live music venue in South Ayrshire, having hosted some of the biggest DJ’s/Acts to come to Ayrshire.
Here's some events we managed to build up in our short time open.
“LIMELIGHT” promoting new and original emerging bands/talent.
“THE MAIN EVENT” featuring bigger live bands and acts.
“COVER CLINIC”: a live music programme of popular local acts.
“DJ BATTLE” upcoming DJ’s perform a set to a larger audience where they showcase their talent.
‘SEEN&UNSEEN’ disabilities night run in conjunction with Ayrshire wide learning support and special needs organisations.
"SINGAYR" a monthly prize competition for emerging singers.
“52 ¾ CLUB”, run monthly dedicated to the “Third Sector” giving this generation the chance to socialise and interact.
"Charity Events" with West FM Cash for Kids, Hope in a 2nd Chance, BurnsFest.
We provide a professional stage setup with in-house HK Audio 10k PA, 32 channel digital recording equipped desk, a DMX pro lighting set up all run by a professional BSc in Audio Technology & Multimedia.
In Education we plan to offer the space to students and other interested groups as a performance/recording platform offering them a hands on experience within a working live venue.
About Save Our Venues - The Red List
During the last 8 months, Music Venue Trust and Crowdfunder have worked together to prevent the closure of hundreds of grassroots music venues. With no end to the crisis in sight, we are now refocusing that work to spotlight those venues under most imminent threat of permanent closure. The #SaveOurVenues Red List highlights the grassroots music venues at most risk.
We’ve checked all the available funding, financial support, furlough schemes, business support for these venues, and what is on offer is not enough to prevent them being lost. These 30 venues are on the Critical List and need your help.
These grassroots venues play a crucial role in the development of British music, nurturing local talent, providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and their performance skills. These venues also play a vital role in the cultural and economic vibrancy of any village, town or city.