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M.I.Brary project to bring out your inner musician

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LAFAYETTE, La. -

One man believes the next big music stars could be right here in Lafayette, and Friday, at Downtown Alive!, he kicked off an effort to make his prediction a reality.

"There might be the next Wayne Toups or Hunter Hayes around here, but just doesn't know it because they can't afford an instrument, so I just came up with the idea of what if you could access an instrument like a library book," said Ryan Cazares, the M.I.Brary project founder. The 'M' and 'I' stand for 'musical instrument.'  

Cazares received a grant to bring this idea to life in August. With the help of a few volunteers and the perfect setting for some musical inspiration, word of the M.I.brary project spread fast at Downtown Alive!

"The music culture here is just unbelievable, and a lot of people are involved in music, and we want to continue to be able to help our youth and the future generations who want to do that," said volunteer Chris Lofstrom.

Cazares hopes to receive donations of all kinds of instruments for the project. He listed guitars, keyboards, percussion instruments, accordions and fiddles as a few.

"My ultimate goal would be to have a good 50 or so instruments to lend out to people at demand for three to six weeks at a time and see if you like a musical instrument," said Cazares.

If you'd like to donate to the project, visit the group's Facebook page here.

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