Fresh off a massively successful debut NFT collection last month, Young & Sick has decided to pay it forward with a fundraising effort to raise money for the creative sector hit hardest by the pandemic: independent venues. In collaboration with his label Neon Gold and with the support of NIVA (National Independent Venue Association), Young & Sick's Save Our Stages collection is a tribute to 10 of the most iconic independent venues in the country: 9:30 Club, Bowery Ballroom, Exit/In, First Avenue, The Independent, Mohawk, The Metro, Neumo’s, Tipitina’s and The Troubadour. The fundraiser will directly benefit these 10 institutions as well as the NIVA emergency relief fund; raising money to assist the independent live music venues that are financially hurting.
Pairing one of a kind digital artwork with unprecedented IRL experiences, Young & Sick has designed a unique 1 of 1 NFT for each venue (each with custom unreleased music), with the high bidder granted a ‘golden ticket’ package of VIP access to any show at that venue for a year in addition to other perks AND a custom Young & Sick digital portrait of themselves (or an avatar of their choosing). Additionally, limited editions are available supporting each venue as well as two beautiful pieces to benefit the entire NIVA network.