Our initial campaign last year was extremely successful. As with all big projects, ours is still working through many details and figuring out the specific needs to get the doors open. During this time, we’ve heard over and over that people we disappointed they missed the first crowdfunding campaign – both because they want to […]Read More
Grayscale Cincinnati is creating a new performing arts facility and craft brewery in Cincinnati. In addition to the long-term goals of revitalizing neighborhoods and creating new urban spaces, the core of our business is collaboration. We want to work with artists, inventors, creators, designers, and craftsfolk to show off their skills and get them closer to the community. Will you help us build our first exciting collaborative space?
We are dedicated to the redevelopment of the historic Jackson Brewery building in Over-The-Rhine. But due to the long construction process and the difficult renovations that are specific to stabilization of the building and site, we are starting our collaboration in a new location and planning to EXPAND to the Jackson when the time is available.
Please welcome Grayscale Cincinnati to the Northside neighborhood! We are rushing so much to get music in your ears, theater in your soul, and beer in your belly, that we couldn't wait any longer.
We're moving into the Historic St. Patrick's Church building on Blue Rock Street in Northside. One block from Hoffner Park, and ready to be a BIG part of the neighborhood. The brewery will set up here, the entertainment will be happening, and you can help us grow.
We're continuing to crowd-fund this project because we want our lives to be this project, and we want to involve everyone. The funds from this will be going directly towards our redevelopment process - construction and equipment - and right back into our Cincinnati neighborhoods. We're following our business plan for operations and long-term development, but we need to open the doors first. While this is something we love, we're still coming at this project from the craftsman mindset, with a relentless focus on becoming the best space for artists, beer, and urban redevelopment. This is something we know we can do really really well.
Cincinnati needs some great performance spaces of this scale with good acoustics, nice amenities, and a centralized location. We are devoted to giving musicians, theater companies, dancers, filmmakers, and all other artists a place that is accessible to a mid-sized audience in a space that really lets them be creative. It is our passion to work with artists to get their work presented, and to provide the city with these essential cultural assets to share and bond over.
With our team's background we discovered that we can offer that and much more. Our business objectives are: 1) Launch a live music venue bolstered by innovative recording technology and digital distribution system. 2) Instate an operating brewery onsite to serve as a tourist destination and bar. 3) Create a multi-purpose theater space for live theater and other events.
The goal amount for this campaign is a piece of the financial puzzle. We don't intend on using this to fund the whole project - we have a plan that utilizes some investment capital and an SBA loan to purchase the real estate, equipment, and get the doors open. But any additional financial help we can get goes a long way to making the project better. And after our original crowd-funding campaign success, we heard over and over that the rewards were so cool, that we needed to offer them continuously.
So here it is: help us out, and get cool stuff in return.
If we could reach our overall goal, we could open the doors next year without any debt - which would be a dream that would get paid back to you. Free shows, educational outreach, flying in bigger artists - all those things we want to do someday, could be done immediately. I'm so excited! Please help us get there by contributing and sharing our dreams for the city.
Our original campaign video
We originally planned on a short, intense crowdfunding campaign to kick off our project. Here's the introduction video we produced.
Help us create an urban destination for performing arts and craft beer.