GoFundMe Set Up To Save West Hollywood Famous ‘Troubadour’ Amid COVID Closures

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA. (THECOUNT) — West Hollywood’s world-famous “Doug Weston’s Troubadour,” which has been a hot spot for emerging artists as well as established acts for decades, may not be able to reopen following the coronavirus shutdown.

The Troubadour set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for its staff.

“That means the middle to the end of next year to potentially open, and maybe a 25% cap,” Troubadour general manager Christine Karayan told the Los Angeles Times. She added: “I can’t foresee being able to ride this out like that.”

VIA GoFundMe:

Dear Friends,

By now you know that we have had to shut our doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that we have not been able to operate as usual and our wonderful staff has not been able to work. We are a small, independently-owned, venue and have an hourly staff of over 20 people. Our team consists of bartenders, security, sound and lighting engineers and box office personnel. These are the people welcoming you into the venue and bringing you great experiences inside the showroom.

We are reaching out to our community for support and are asking you to please donate if you can. If you are unable to donate at this time, please share our GoFundMe link. Anything helps! 100% of the donations will go towards helping our staff and the venue.

We love sharing our stage and creating memories with you, we look forward to continuing to do so in the future! Until then, please stay safe and healthy.

Your Troubadour Family

The venue is located at, 9081 N Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood, CA.

At last check, the GoFundMe had received about $20,000 in donations.


Geo quick facts: West Hollywood is a trendy area known for its high-energy nightlife. The fabled Sunset Strip features the Chateau Marmont, a swanky celebrity hideaway, plus comedy clubs and live music venues like the legendary Whiskey a Go Go. Santa Monica Boulevard, awash in rainbow flags, is home to a number of gay bars, dance clubs and shops. WeHo also offers some of the city’s most buzzworthy restaurants – wikipedia.

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