WOW Hall’s 45th Anniversary Celebration
On Tuesday, December 29, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and Threadbare Print House proudly host the WOW Hall 45th Anniversary Celebration, a FREE online event featuring WOW Hall artists from over the past four and a half decades including Babes With Axes, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Cynthia Valentine’s Dance Empowered, David Rovics, Honey, Hot Buttered Rum, Laura Kemp Trio, Medium Troy, Moonalice, Peter Rowan, Rob Tobias, Steel Wool, The Sugar Beets, Wallflower Order, Yonder Mountain String Band, Yungchen Lhamo and Zero.
The Community Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating 45 years as caretaker of the Woodmen of the World (WOW) Hall, located at the corner of 8th and Lincoln in downtown Eugene. The building was constructed in 1932 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was incorporated in 1975 to save the building from demolition and keep it in community hands. To raise the down payment a WOWATHON – five days and nights of continuous entertainment – began on December 10, 1975. By 1983 the mortgage was paid off but the organization has always struggled financially. Today the CCPA is debt-free but the government programs that provided support under the CARES Act are about to end. Until the WOW Hall can reopen, donations are the nonprofit organization’s (Federal tax ID# 51-0191790) main source of income. Thanks to a generous WOW patron, any contributions coming in before midnight on 12/29 will be matched fifty cents on every dollar up to $15,000.
This free event runs from 5:00 o 9:00 pm and will be available on both YouTube and Twitch. Link will be posted at www.wowhall.org. For more information please call 541-687-2746.