The coronavirus pandemic forced many music and show venues to close or cancel many of their planned activities, losing out on much-needed revenue along the way. The Ottobar in Charles Village, one such venue with a 23-year history in Baltimore, is now trying to support both itself and the music scene it helps sustain with an upcoming fundraiser playlist.
Called “No Stagediving,” the playlist will feature 50 or more artists that are local, have gotten their start at the Ottobar or are otherwise associated with the venue, owner Tecla Tesnau said. The venue announced the fundraiser in a promotional email and on social media Tuesday.
I’ll be sharing a link to the actual playlist once it is up. I’m really looking forward to this project, and not just because I’m a heavily invested member of the Ottobar community, but because I always love seeing my local scene celebrated — regardless of the eventual cause it benefits.