STAC Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Fund Sound/Light System

Can we raise $50,000 from the community for The Shea?




After an astounding sold-out opening weekend of music with Red Baraat, Speedy Ortiz and Heather Maloney, and after an amazing weekend hosting Four River Charter School's production of Grease, the Shea Theater Arts Center (STAC) has launched an Indiegogo campaign in an attempt to raise $50,000 to pay for a permanent, top-tier sound and light system that would be available to all performing artists coming to The Shea.

The non-profit STAC has been working with Greenfield's Klondike Sound, one of the East Coast's premier sound companies (Green River Festival/The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival) to create a sound a light system that will resonate with the new energy and spirit at The Shea and which will resound the beauty of the lobby renovations.

Individuals and businesses have already contributed nearly $100,000 to the theater renovations, now STAC is asking the community to help in this next phase. A new sound system, mounted above the stage will allow all of The Shea's performers to take full advantage of the already amazing acoustics in The Shea Theater.

The Indiegogo campaign began on March 16th (STAC board President Monte Belmonte's birthday. A donation is what he wants for his birthday, BTW) and will last 60 days. There are incentives for donations including tickets to shows, drink tickets and name recognition in the theater's beautiful new lobby. But STAC hopes you will consider contributing because you believe that Franklin County deserves a world-class home for the arts. 

Thank you in advance for supporting the arts and the Shea Theater Arts Center.


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