Deconstruction of the original Mister Lucky’s Lounge building is expected to begin later this summer. An initial limited release of 5,000 bricks, along with T-shirts and posters are currently available for purchase through the group’s newly launched website, http://www.misterluckyslounge.com. A portion of all the proceeds will also be donated to VH1 Save the Music Foundation, an organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools, while raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education.
Prior to the deconstruction of the property, Mister Lucky’s Lounge, LLC will be scheduling a callout to the local community for help in gathering photos, stories and more in effort to preserve the memory of soul music scene from in and around Gary.
A spokesperson for Mister Lucky’s Lounge, LLC has issued the following statement regarding the launch:
“Having roots in the Midwest, we feel that not enough has been done in a public effort to bring attention to the role music played in shaping the region. Through Mister Lucky’s Lounge, LLC we hope to raise enough awareness so that the interested public, music fans and future generations can be a part of this movement.”
Visit http://www.misterluckyslounge.com for the most up-to-date information on the project and to learn more about how you can be involved.
About VH1 Save the Music Foundation:
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $47 million in new musical instruments to 1,750 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.6 million children. The 2012 Ambassador Class - dedicated to raising awareness and funds to benefit The Foundation - includes: Amber Riley, Ciara, Jewel, John Legend, John Mayer, Kristin Chenoweth, Lifehouse and Sara Bareilles. Get involved at www.vh1savethemusic.com and follow us on twitter @vh1savethemusic.
About Mister Lucky’s Lounge, LLC
Mister Lucky’s Lounge, LLC is a Northwest Indiana-based project dedicated to preserving the legacy of the former Mister Lucky’s Lounge music venue in Gary, Ind. Recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mister Lucky’s Lounge is the venue where The Jackson 5 first performed publicly in 1964. Now in disrepair, the building is being deconstructed by Mister Lucky’s, LLC with the goal of transforming it into a green space in Gary, Ind., at 1100 Grant St. through the sale of its bricks and other commemorative merchandise. To learn more about Mister Lucky’s Lounge visit http://www.misterluckyslounge.com. Everybody needs a little luck.