We have literally thousands of people that come through our Firehouse doors every year because they love #LiveMusic!  It takes a large community to keep venues like ours alive and kicking but here’s some great news!

Ticket Sales: We’ve gone from $109,000 in Fiscal Year 2014 to $140,000 in FY2016 and are already at $67,000 for the first five months of this FY2017!

Membership was at 210 at 8/31/14.  Happy to report we’re at 266 as of today!

Revenue: We had averaged around $235,000 but in FY2016, we hit just over $260,000 and are already at $130,000 for the first five months of this year!

Most important, fundraising came back to life in the last couple of years and we raised $73,000 in FY16 (compared to $42K the previous yr and about $20K the year before that).  This is the difference between viability and closing for us.  I can’t tell you enough how grateful we are for your support!

And the great news continues: we have an AMAZING line up of all genres of music starting this weekend and continuing through spring summer and fall!

We have a terrific children’s series, thanks to support from Foundation for Metrowest that kicks off during February vacation.

Our Open Mics are the best value in town for #LiveMusic and #Comedy and this year are supported by the Cultural Councils of Holliston, Ashland and Hopkinton.

Our galleries (supported by Framingham Cultural Council) are hosting Metrowest artists every week and are booked through 2018!!  And, by partnering with the Town, and our terrific local restaurants, downtown Framingham is becoming a place to be (and not just because of the incredible Jacks Abby!).

So make a plan for an upcoming show–come early and have dinner.  If you’re not a member, please join us to support our mission to create community through the arts.  Ensure #LiveMusic is part of Framingham’s downtown renaissance!

(photo of A Tribute to Nina Simone, produced by Valerie Stephens, June 2016)