Hmmm...yeah...have you ever been to an ART fundraiser? The money that was raised was in the THOUSANDS, by the 40+ artists who donated 60+ pieces of art. And yes, a lot of places DO charge a cover at the door to pay for the DJ, sound guy, doormen, security, bands and have a minimum at the bar. Ruby Room charged us NONE of that. The sound guy was a donation, a couple well known bands who were ALSO friends of the artists and the Ruby Room DONATED their time to play and we DID NOT have to pay for the DJ or doormen. RUBY ROOM DID ALL OF THAT FOR US! And for that we are THANKFUL! Other bars wanted to charge us hundreds of dollars, with a bar sale minimum. Plus we got nice donations from Sailor Jerry, through the Ruby Room. So...yeah...there goes your assumptions again...lol
Oh yeah...the doormen were, in fact collecting money at the door, that people chose to pay out of the kindness of their heart. Ruby Room didn't collect a portion of that money. In fact the owners bought some merchandise and helped the cause. The fundraiser was quite successful.
Ian Anderson 6 p.m., March 7
Gloria Ciprian 5:30 p.m., March 7
Carlos Bey 3:30 p.m., March 7
Dorian Hargrove 2:30 p.m., March 7
Don Bauder 1:30 p.m., March 7
O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
Matthew Lickona 1 p.m., March 7
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