Recognizing that music and the arts are the central impetus for our organization and our re-emerging Roosevelt Road Community, The Veltway Corporation formed The Veltway Music Collective. The Veltway Music Collective serves to build on our local artists community that provides the backbone of our corridor. The music collective hosts music shows, fundraising and other special events throughout the year to link new and emerging artists with our local music venues. Our objective is to establish a confluence of individual artists and businesses through promotional events, and online marketing. The Veltway Music Collective receives its funding from donations and admission fees for events, our personal contribution, and individual donations from the public. We cumulate funding to cover operations costs for our programming and to provide instruments and scholarships for low-income students, who could not otherwise afford music instruction. The Veltway Music Collective maintains an ongoing instrument drive where the public can donate used instruments to be refurbished and donated to aspiring students.
Our past efforts have been successful in the following community events and giving:
- Raised funds and accumulated instruments for PING and Kidz Express
- Concert Across America To End Gun Violence-Chicago (Raised funds for Institute Non Violence Chicago, Peace Hub, and Build Chicago)
- Make Music Day on The Veltway (Global celebration of Music)
- The Roosevelt Road Green Mile Pub Crawl
- The Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk and Pub Crawl with The Berwyn Development Corporation
- Provided instruments and a block of music instruction through the Friendly Folk School of Music.
- Provide online marketing and publication for community events, businesses, artists, and other community arts organizations.
The Veltway Corporation is a registered 501c3 non profit corporation. Our initiatives are dependent on volunteer efforts, sponsorships, and charitable donations. Please support The Veltway Corporation and our Veltway Music Collective initiatives with a tax-deductible gift! Using this form you can donate using your credit card or PayPal account. We process all payments securely through PayPal. You may select a one time or recurring payment, or you may also choose to donate in someone’s honor.