Music on Main fundraiser nears end

A few more donations are needed to ensure downtown will be alive with music by Christmastime.

Hearing the request from business owners and customers alike, Claremore Main Street launched a crowdfunding campaign called Music on Main to raise money for speakers downtown to play music during regular business hours.

That project is now in its final days and seeking the last few donations to make it possible. All donations are tax deductible and can be made online at here, at the Claremore Main Street office, 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd., or in donation jars are nine downtown businesses.

“We have been thrilled with the outpour of support from the community, local businesses and corporate sponsors,” said Jessica Jackson, Main Street Director. “I’m excited to watch the last few donations come in. This is the time for everyone to come together to do something small to improve downtown.”

Main Street is asking for donations of $25 from 100 people by the end of the St. Paddy’s Day Party on March 16. With RCB Bank doubling donations in the final week, that will be enough to reach the goal. Of course, donations of any size – small or large – are encouraged.

“If we can reach our goal by the deadline, we can get the speakers ordered and in place to play Christmas music during the holidays,” Jackson said. “We hope to have them in even sooner so guests can hear the bands up and down the streets during Food Truck Thursday this season.”

Along with RCB, corporate sponsors include the Downtown Claremore Merchant Association, The District on Main, Claremore MoH and GRDA.

“We wanted to get the whole community involved in this project so that each Claremore citizen could feel ownership of the improvement. A sort of, ‘I helped make this happen,’ type thing,” Jackson said. “Essentially, a $25 donation supports a week of music.”

Once the project is funded, music will play along speakers on existing light poles up and down the three blocks of historic downtown Claremore during regular business hours and events. Music will be at a low volume as to not disturb conversations or those living downtown.

It’ll feature a variety of clean, radio-edits of songs, including but not limited to classic rock, adult contemporary, new hits and other popular genres. Music also can be themed during the holidays or during Claremore events.

Claremore Main Street is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the ongoing revitalization of historic downtown Claremore by promoting a healthy downtown economy, historic preservation and placemaking. The organization was established in 2002.

For more information, call Jackson at 918-341-5881 or email .

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