The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) is honored to host StrummerJam Boise, a live Clash/Joe Strummer benefit for Boise Hive, at 6pm First Thursday, Aug. 4. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
The event features live covers of Clash and Joe Strummer songs performed by Boise musicians. Guests will have an opportunity to donate directly to Boise Hive and purchase raffle tickets for a Clash prize pack, with proceeds from the raffle also going to Boise Hive.
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StrummerJam Boise is part of StrummerJam – Rocking Locally, Acting Globally, a monthlong fundraising campaign in honor and memory of Joe Strummer to mobilize musicians, venues, promoters and music fans around the world to unite under a single banner and raise funds for local music nonprofit. StrummerJam runs Aug. 1- 31 (Joe’s birthday month). See all StrummerJam events on a global map HERE.
The objective of StrummerJam is, as Steve Mullen campaign coordinator and digital media manager for the Joe Strummer Foundation says, “…about keeping the spirit and memory of Joe Strummer alive and to mobilize the troops to unite under a single banner and raise funds for their local music nonprofits. We wanted to unite local music scenes, connect the dots, put venues, bands and local music nonprofits on the map for all to discover and explore.”
All funds collected for each event will be reported by the organizers and added to the StrummerJam Funds Barometer on the StrummerJam website to demonstrate the total results of the collective efforts of all the organizers. The global target has been set at £15,000 GBP.
ABOUT BOISE HIVE
The mission of Boise Hive, a nonprofit musicians resource center, is to provide a safe, all-ages, sober space for fostering a supportive, creative musicians community in Idaho. Boise Hive empowers musicians, and other artists, through access to mental health services, business tools and other resources to thrive. This donor-funded, volunteer-run community space aims to provide a facility where artists come to practice and hone their craft.
ABOUT THE JOE STRUMMER FOUNDATION
The Joe Strummer Foundation was formed by family and close friends a year after Joe’s passing. Their mission has always been to give opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.