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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Go Do This Thing Tonight: Can Music and Art Survive In San Francisco?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

click to enlarge Go get some knowledge about how to help S.F.'s arts scene survive, and get an Owl Paws show to boot.
  • Go get some knowledge about how to help S.F.'s arts scene survive, and get an Owl Paws show to boot.

It’s not breaking news that the state of the music scene in San Francisco is cause for heated debates on the regular. Well, the group over at Project Amplifi — a new Bay Area non-profit that connects good music to good causes — is putting on an event this evening about just that: the ongoing conversation about the arts vs. the significant lack of affordable living in the most expensive city in the world. 

The discussion, titled "A Concert & Conversation: Can Music & Art Survive in SF?", will function like a town hall meeting, featuring panelists Jocelyn Kane, executive director of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission; Lynn Schwartz, owner of Bottom of the Hill; John Yi, co-founder of the art-and-tech organization Code and Canvas; Ki-Mai Cutler, a writer for TechCrunch; and Johnny Hwin, one-half of the super buzzy S.F. indie-electronica band Cathedrals and owner of Mission arts space The HUB. Sets by local faves Owl Paws and Carolyn Malachi will follow. 

"Our goalsare to bring many different perspectives together, and to identify solutions to the economic challenges that make it difficult for artists and musicians to live and thrive in San Francisco," says Leila Monroe, founder of project AMPLIFI, "especially as our economy changes with the tech boom and the corresponding affordable housing crisis."

So, tired of hearing about how venues are closing left and right, and the once overarching music scene is dying, as artists leave in search of more affordable housing? Show up tonight, Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m., to Code and Canvas's gallery space (151 Potrero). Make your voice count. Tickets are $10; more deets over here

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