The Campaign For KEXP's New Home

Breaking New Ground Together

Hundreds of new artists like Macklemore were heard first on KEXP. More people will discover more music in KEXP’s New Home.

Gift from Paul Allen Pushes KEXP’s New Home Past Campaign Milestone

Posted by on May 26, 2016

KEXP is proud to announce that philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen has made a gift of $500,000 to KEXP’s New Home. As a lifelong music lover and longtime KEXP supporter, Mr. Allen’s gift helps in KEXP’s ongoing evolution and ensures that KEXP continues to be a resource for Seattle and music lovers world-wide. This gift is another example of Mr. Allen’s ongoing support for listener-powered KEXP. In 2001, venture philanthropy from Mr. Allen enabled KEXP to move off the University of Washington campus and into its Dexter Street building, where many of the station’s best-loved programs—including exclusive videos and live, in-studio performances—grew and flourished.  Mr. Allen’s investment helped KEXP transform from a valued local radio station to a global music tastemaker. The most recent phase in this transformation is KEXP’s move to Seattle Center. KEXP plans to recognize Mr. Allen’s longstanding support on the artist entrance to our expanded Live Room. One of the hallmark features of the new Live Room is the adjacent viewing gallery, which allows up to 75 people to view in-studio performances at no charge. We’re honored to acknowledge this gift in a way that recognizes Mr. Allen’s passion for live music and the joy these performances can bring. “Over the years, KEXP has helped so many great bands reach a broader audience, and the Live Room will enable it to keep expanding and enriching that legacy,” said Mr. Allen. “It’s a dynamic venue that musicians and audience are going to love.” Along with over $100,000 in gifts made to KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center leading up to its Grand Opening celebration last month, Mr. Allen’s contribution has helped KEXP’s New Home surpass the targeted $15 million fundraising goal for its capital campaign, which concludes June 30, 2016. Thank you to the more than 8,000 music lovers—including Mr. Allen—that donated to help build KEXP’s New Home. You did it! And we’re thrilled to welcome you inside to share more “music that...

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Last Chance Gift Match

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016

With Grand Opening just days away, you have one Last Chance to have a big impact on the completion of KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center. We’ve raised 97 percent of our $15 million fundraising goal so far, and to inspire you to help raise the last $425,000, KEXP’s Board of Directors will match your New Home gift of any amount between now and Friday, April 22.  Your donation will go even further and you’ll push KEXP across the finish line that much faster. We also have a very limited number of commemorative tiles available, in all three sizes – those are eligible for the match,...

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Fundraising Update: Ho Hey! We’re at 97 percent!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

With the Grand Opening of KEXP’s New Home less than two weeks away, we’re closing in on the $15 million dollar fundraising goal for the capital campaign. As of Tuesday, April 5, we’re at 97 percent! On Friday, April 1, the Lumineers played a special New Home benefit at the Columbia City Theater. A packed house of music lovers was treated to a preview of songs from the Denver band’s forthcoming album, Cleopatra, as well as favorites from their 2012 self-titled debut, sing-alongs, and a Q&A conducted by John Richards (who also played a huge role in organizing the event). This fundraiser was a couple years in the making, and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who attended and helped make it happen. All told, this unforgettable night generated $50,000 to help build KEXP’s New Home—including a generous donation directly from the Lumineers. Between this and other events, campaigns, and gifts, more than $14.5 million has now been committed to help build KEXP’s New Home. Thank you for your continued...

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Fundraising Update: All Shook Out

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016

The fundraising opportunities to help us reach our $15 million capital campaign goal have been coming fast and furious these last few weeks—and thanks to support from music lovers like you, they’re pushing us closer to the finish line every day. On Friday, February 19, Kevin Cole celebrated his birthday with “Shake It Out,” a dance party at Neumos featuring live music from Wimps, Grace Love and the True Loves, and Pillar Point, plus DJ sets by the Emerald City Soul Club and Moby. Between the party and a pre-show VIP reception at Rachel’s Ginger Beer, the KEXP Community raised $18,000 at “Shake It Off.” Thank you! Other recent New Home fundraising activities included the 2016 Vive Latino flyaway contest, a party in the as-yet-unfinished Gathering Space for prospective Superconductors (featuring a short set by Telekinesis), and a sold-out performance by José González in the new Live Room last Friday night. Between these events, campaigns, and other gifts, nearly $14.2 million has now been committed to help build KEXP’s New Home, bringing us to 95 percent of our $15M fundraising goal. Thank you for your continued...

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Win a Sunny Adventure in Mexico City!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

What a rotten winter. Record rainfall in Seattle. The East Coast buried under a blizzard. You deserve something warm and sunny to look forward to. Ta-dah! Enter KEXP’s Vive Latino flyaway contest today and you and a friend could be our guests at the 2016 Vive Latino festival, April 23 and 24, in Mexico City. Rejuvenate your sagging spirits with a weekend of great live music and sunshine. This year’s lineup includes Of Monsters And Men, Savages, Ibeyi, and iconic Mexican acts like Café Tacuba and Plastilina Mosh. You find out why Time Out calls Vive Latino “the most important Spanish-language rock music festival in the world.” Last year’s winner, Larissa Tietjen, still raves about her trip: “We discovered SO MUCH new and incredible music, bands and genres I would have never been exposed to otherwise … Everybody in attendance had a huge smile on their face. People never stopped moving, dancing, singing, rocking out to the acts on stage, and were very welcoming. We met a lot of new friends! Vive Latino was a music extravaganza I soon won’t forget!“ KEXP’s Flyaway to Vive Latino includes: Passes for two to Vive Latino Festival, April 23 & 24, in Mexico City Airfare for two Hotel accommodations (double occupancy) How to Enter: A. ENTER TO WIN: Gifts of $50 or more online to KEXP’s New Home Campaign are automatically entered to win. OR B. You may also enter to win without making a gift by sending one standard-size postcard per household, with your name, address, email address and both day and evening telephone numbers to: KEXP/Vive Latino Flyaway 472 1st Ave North Seattle, WA 98109 Postcards must arrive at KEXP by 6:00 p.m., February 19, 2016. Fly Away Rules and Regulations: Everybody who donates online $50 or more to KEXP’s New Home Campaign between 6:00 a.m. PST Monday, February 1, 2016, and 6:00 p.m. PST Friday, February 19th, 2016, is automatically entered into our flyaway contest for a trip for two to Mexico City for a musical discovery vacation. No contribution necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants must be age 21 years or older. Maximum of one entry per household. Postcards must arrive at KEXP by 6:00 p.m., February 19th, 2016. KEXP will conduct a random drawing to determine the winner. Winners will be notified by telephone by Friday, February 26th, 2016. Not eligible are KEXP employees or their immediate families, or employees of companies donating...

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Join the Superconductors!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016

You still have time to have an enormous impact on the future of great music. Help complete construction of KEXP’s New Home on schedule and join the Superconductors with a gift of $10,000 or more, payable over five years. For a hundred and sixty-seven dollars a month, you can leave a lasting mark on Seattle, and be honored with a permanent spot on our donor wall. Learn how you can be a Superconductor...

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