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Community raises thousands for Bradfordville Blues Club repairs

Posted at 10:58 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 07:00:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The community is coming together to raise money for a historic blues club that was damaged when a large tree fell on it Tuesday afternoon.

A GoFundMe page was created for the Bradfordville Blues Club's repairs just hours after news of the incident spread.

The owners of the Bradfordville Blues Club, Gary and Kim Anton, announced that the building sustained heavy damage when a large oak tree fell Tuesday afternoon.

The creator of the page, Mike Lanigan, says that tree fell right on top of the 'Corner Stage' and destroyed the roof and all the sound equipment inside.

He notes that while the building was leased by the Antons, the building owners don't have property insurance. As a result, the club is set to be closed for months until repairs are made.

To help kick start the repairs on the historic 'juke joint', the page creator is asking that the community donate what they can. So far, $4,730 of the $25,000 goal has been raised in the last 14 hours. 

To donate to the Bradfordville Blues Club's repairs, click here


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A historic blues club in Tallahassee has cancelled all its upcoming shows after a large oak tree fell on the building. 

The owners of the Bradfordville Blues Club, Gary and Kim Anton, say the building sustained heavy damage when a large oak tree fell Tuesday.

They say the club is in bad shape and is in need of repairs. For now, the owners have no choice but to cancel all upcoming shows, "for the foreseeable future."

On the bright side, owners say they have plenty of firewood for the winter. They say they will keep people posted as they learn more, including how attendees can obtain refunds of advance ticket purchases.