45 East announced their second live stream fundraiser will take place Friday, July 31 with Kai Wachi. For this stream, Portland’s largest dance music club will feature the bass demigod hailing from Boise, Idaho.
After bringing the Demigod tour to both Portland and Seattle last fall, fans have missed his dynamic take on electro-infused dubstep and trap. Donations will support venue operations and the other proceeds will benefit the National Independent Venue Association. For more information about the stream, you can find the announcement here and below.
For their first stream, Delta Heavy stopped into the club for their own mix featuring local support as openers. After postponing the original event due to the industry-wide Blackout Tuesday, the club decided to use donations for the Portland NAACP chapter. In total, the first event raised over $1,600 in one evening. Truthfully, it felt almost equal to being back in the venue with the lasers and full-wall visuals.
Given the success of the first stream, the Northwest was looking forward to another way to support 45 East. Now, with Kai Wachi up to bat, he’s sure to bring in a lot of local support for one of Portland’s best local venues. Additionally, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is a cause worthy of promotion, as local music advocates throughout the pandemic. For more information about NIVA, you can visit their website and email your state representatives here. To tune into the 45 East stream featuring Kai Wachi, visit 45eastpdx.com/live on Friday, July 31 at 7pm.
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