April 27, 2019 – November 15, 2019
Series of concerts and open mic nights held in Malden venues.
In 2019 The Gallery is bringing art, concerts and performances to Malden to continue to enliven our city and build community through the arts. The Gallery is a nonprofit grassroots culture hub, originally residing at 480 Main Street and now virtual and roaming. The Gallery will host four concerts this year featuring high caliber musicians at various venues with reasonable ticket prices (and free for students and seniors). There will also be four open mic nights, offering opportunities for emerging performance artists to share their talent in five-minute slots.
In 2017, Malden Pops Up, a popup holiday gallery and gift shop, hosted a performance series at 480 Main Street. For this endeavor we received tremendous support from local businesses and the Malden Cultural Council. These 15 performances drew hundreds of new visitors to Malden – many of whom ate in Malden restaurants, parked in garages, purchased items in local shops, and noted Malden as a worthwhile place to revisit. The Gallery grew out of Malden Pops Up thanks to a generous offer to extend the lease over one year. Although now virtual, The Gallery continues to pursue its mission by hosting this performance series and attracting visitors to our local business community.
The goals of this performance series are to: address the increased demand for entertainment events downtown; showcase top talent; inspire young musicians; and draw more activity to Malden’s businesses. We hope you will participate in this exciting effort by offering sponsorship, raffle donations, affinity discounts for concert goers and/or in-kind donations.
This project is supported in part by the Malden Cultural Council, a local representation of Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Malden Creates, LLC is one of the sponsors of this project, in collaboration with Yinh Kiefer and Nomadik of SoulKore Productions.