The Bay Bridged Indie Music Organization Calls it Quits
After 15 awesome years celebrating the Bay Area’s vibrant independent music scene, The Bay Bridged has announced that it will officially cease operations on Oct. 1.
What started in 2006 as a small podcast determined to bridge the Bay Area to music from around the globe eventually ballooned into a nonprofit that produced low-cost live events and a widely read blog that reached 60,000 readers each month.
The Bay Bridged is particularly known for The Bay Brewed, Rock Make Street Festival and Phono Del Sol, a Noise Pop collaboration that flooded Potrero Del Sol Park with an incredible vibe free for all to enjoy.
The sad announcement came from the organization Tuesday morning with little explanation as to why they’re setting down the mantle.
Board President and co-founder Christian Cunningham said:
“We are tremendously grateful for all of the support that the Bay Area provided The Bay Bridged over the last 15 years,” “From all of us at The Bay Bridged, we want to thank all of the great local musicians we had the pleasure to work with, all of our tremendously creative staff and contributors, and all of the listeners who helped us champion Bay Area music. The Bay Bridged is ending, but the Bay Area remains a rich music community full of talented artists and welcoming audiences. We’re looking forward to continuing to discover great new artists for years to come.”