we have an idea for getting the sound of local artists to the cafe-goer's ears, hearts, and souls.
we would like to bring a jukebox to the forest cafe, so people can choose the music thats being played, so that they can know what they're listening to, and be more directly involved with those artists than just as anonymous listeners.
The idea would be to get CDs from local, independent artists and groups, and also from musicians that have visited and played at the forest, a curated selection of music that would enhance the atmosphere of the cafe. A jukebox is a very cool thing to have in any dining establishment, and in this case, it is a real community cohesive.
Initially, around 15 albums would be selected for the jukebox. There would be a suggestion box at the side for new music, which would be checked once a fortnight. there would also be a little laminated booklet that contained a description of the musicians in the jukebox, which would encourage jukebox users to expand their listening.
Considering it would be a jukebox that charged a small amount per track, there is a chance that such a jukebox could cover its cost of purchase within two to three months. After that point, profits from the jukebox could go towards two things: a) more CDs from a greater variety of artists. b) once-a-month special gigs in the forest where really good artists could be paid to play - hence live music would be supported by recorded music!
We, who would be willing to make this happen, are Lizzie, Emma, and Josh
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