Brown Paper Tickets Cafe Racer Artist Ticket Program
Donate funds to the Victims of the Cafe Racer Shooting Memorial Fund directly here or buy liimited edition tickets created by Seattle artists and Cafe Racer favorites Jim Woodring and Ellen Forney for your next event from Brown Paper Tickets here. For more information, visit the BPT Blog a KOMO NewsBe sure to join us at the Cafe for the Artist Ticket Launch Party on Thursday 12/13 at 6 pm!
 
New shows listed on the Donate page, go take a look! 

On Friday, July 13, Moraine and Ask the Ages will be playing a benefit at the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford.

LoreDona will be hosting VINTAGE SPECTACULAR, with music by Mark Siano and the Enablers, and performances by Opal Peachey, Cherry Manhattan, Lesley Rialto and LoreDonna (Aviva Viola and Lyla la Coeur) 

Several bands added to the August 4th show at The Central Ave Pub!. 


 
 
Check out the Celebrate page for two more benefits! Trap Studios is hosting a private benefit on 7/13 (RSVP to reserve a spot), and The Central Ave Pub in Kent will be hosting a benefit on 8/4.

Also, see the Donate page for information on a memorial fund for our sweet sunshine, Kim Layfield.
 
Join us tomorrow night at The Tractor Tavern OR Connor Byrne for a joint extravaganza of music, memories, friends and booze! The lineup for these shows is chalk full of Seattle's best eager to pay tribute to Drew, Don, Joe, Kim and our survivor, Len. 

The suggested cover donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Come see what our family is all about. We can't wait to see you there.
 
So many bands and organizers are coming forward to host benefit events - we are continuously awe-struck by the overwhelming generosity and empathy shown by those around us! Check the Celebrate and Participate pages for new additions to CRL (namely, two more events at The Comet Tavern and a carnival/trivia night at Clever Dunne's - they sound awesome!)

Also, there is now a general account set up for donations at Chase Bank. Those wishing to donate can visit ANY Chase branch and donate to the Victims of the Cafe Racer Shooting Memorial Fund. Please visit the Donate page for more information. 

Finally, the slideshow on the home page now contains photos of the Cafe demo/rebuild. We will be 
 
In the early hours of May 31st, they walked to Tubs (a few blocks down the road from the Cafe) toting aerosol paint canisters. On the side of the building, famous as one of the city's sanctioned graffiti art canvases, Dave and Laura (neighbors and longtime patrons-- [correction, you WERE there Dave! And Dustin, you may or may not have retold the story, but you are important nevertheless]) began to paint a simple phrase. This phrase embodies so much - the grief that streamed down the faces of the dancing revelers in the middle of the street, the joy that floated above in white paper lanterns, the bawdy and hilarious bravery in Drew's jokes, the comfort in Don's unwavering honesty, the sweetness in Joe's everyday grace and wit,  the diamonds in Kim's smile, the way tugging on Len's chin-braid is nigh irresistable. 

When the spray paint ran out, they fetched leftover house paint. They had no brushes, so they painted with their hands. When they were done, they gave us the simple phrase that names the only thing that's kept us going through such heartache: RACER LOVE. Naturally, when it came time to figure out what to name this website, there was not even a moment of hesitation.


It's painted over almost completely by now, but every time you drive by, know it's there. Because, it certainly isn't going away.
 
Get the code for a CRL widget (here and at the bottom of the home page) and represent your Cafe Racer Love! 

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