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Fundraiser created for musicians who have lost gigs

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:37:25-04

There's help available - and a way for fans to help - for musicians who have lost income from canceled gigs.

"Event cancellations and bar and venue closures due to the coronavirus outbreak have already caused local musicians to lose out on income from lost gigs. Luckily, our community in Downtown has already stepped up to help these members of our community that are a huge part of what makes Downtown Lafayette so special," says a release from Downtown Lafayette.

Gus Rezende of Social Entertainment has created a fundraiser for local musicians in partnership with the Acadiana Center for the Arts, The Current, and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. Find more information here.

Anyone who values the amazing musicians that we have in Acadiana can donate to the fundraiser. If you are a full-time artist who has lost out on income because of coronavirus, you can apply for support through the fundraiser. To find more information, click here.

Downtown is looking to bring live music to fans via videos on social media, since the spring season of Downtown Alive has been canceled.