A-TRAK, WALSHY FIRE, JOE KAY, MADAME GANDHI AND MORE
LEAD ALL-STAR LINEUP OF PERFORMANCES SET TO BENEFIT
THE MusiCares COVID-19 RELIEF FUND,
USBG FOUNDATION & OTHER CHARITIES
As the entire nightlife industry faces unprecedented setbacks from the COVID-19 crisis with no end in sight, LA-based DJ/creatives Jasmine Solano & Patrick Struys have come together to create Club House. A global fundraiser and weekly live stream, the program was designed to aid the DJs, artists, restaurants, servers, bartenders, door people, crew and other personnel most affected by these difficult times. Club House takes place every Saturday at 2pm PST in April.
The first Club House kicked off Saturday (April 4) at https://www.clubhouse-global.com/, featuring performances from DJ Puffy, Noodz, Riobamba, Khalil and Club House co-founder Jasmine Solano. Upcoming Club Houses will feature Joe Kay, Walshy Fire (Major Lazer), Jubilee, Ms. Nix, Bvdi, Y3lda and Tomi Tribe this Saturday, April 18; and A-Trak, Anthony Valadez, Vashtie, DJ Moma, Jasmine Solano and Madame Gandhi for a special Earth Night Edition on April 25. Follow Club House on Instagram at @clubhouse_global for more details and updates on additional performers.
Club House is supported by lead sponsors Beats By Dre and DJ/production software company Serato, who are providing both product to participating talent and funds to support Club House programming and charitable contributions. A portion of proceeds from each Club House stream will be donated to lead charity partners MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, benefitting musicians impacted by the global health crisis; the Winston House Creative Community Fund, which provides aid to music industry professionals; and the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) National Charity Foundation, which supports bartenders and other nightlife workers.
Additional beneficiaries include human rights partner Reform L.A. Jails, as well as two partners for the April 25 Earth Day benefit: the Navajo Water Project’s Dig Deep Water and DJs for Climate Action. Club House will highlight each organization throughout the month of April – stay tuned for updates and live interviews via Jasmine Solano and Club House’s Instagram pages, and click to donate to the Club House fund HERE.
“In a nutshell, the coronavirus lit a fire under our ass,” says Jasmine Solano, a veteran DJ, on-camera/radio host and co-founder of Club House. “Even though DJing live individually (while promoting your own personal payment apps) is essential for most of us right now – we wanted to do something that benefited the collective whole. A platform where the local DJ can benefit just as much as the festival headliner.”
Adds Patrick Struys, photographer/DJ and co-founder of Club House: “I have been lucky to be on all sides of events, from the DJ booth, documentation, production to behind the bar. It’s more than an industry, it’s a community and one which has been hit really hard by the impact of COVID-19. Our concept for Club House is to provide a platform to help organize that community, bring some joy to those at home and act as a springboard for causes & community funds. Connecting people and organizing has been life’s passion and I’m honored and excited to be a small part of helping support our community.”
Club House is also supported by executive producer Anjali Ramasunder, a social impact consultant who has led the development & partnership teams for some of the leading organizations in entertainment philanthropy.
As hospitality and entertainment employees band together to create local and regional funds to protect the nightlife culture and community, Club House will seek to bring light. It will pay local participating talent. It will promote and support local funds, because those funds are Club House’s too. See you on the (virtual) dancefloor!