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On October 15, 2020, the 1904labs in-house band, MVB, along with musical guest Beth Bombara, hosted a virtual telethon for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Normally around this time of year, our cycling team - the Minimum Viable Peddlers - are out cycling to raise money to support the MS Society in their annual MS150 bike ride. This year the pandemic sidelined us, so instead of riding, we were at the Cortex on this fall evening, socially distanced, doing a virtual musical fundraiser. More details about the event, including a video, and more about the Multiple Sclerosis Society on the event page.
Beth Bombara Live Stream Concert for the Community
On May 11, 2020 Lifting the Lou sponsored a live stream concert by St. Louis local musician Beth Bombaro. This Lifting the Lou Production was presented by 1904labs. 100% of proceeds went to support the mission of Mission St. Louis.
Although based in Missouri, Bombara has spent much of her adulthood on the road, carving out her own award-winning mix of vintage folk and electric roots-rock. She’s been a solo artist, a bandleader, and an occasional side musician for other artists. With 2019's album "Evergreen", Bombara resumes her role as the leader of an amplified Americana band.
On December 12, 2019 Lifting the Lou partnered with 1904labs for its inaugural event. This holiday party inspired by the hit TV show, “The Office” — held to raise awareness and funding for local community organizations. This all-age party welcomed everyone and will featured “The Office”-themed trivia, cocktails, live music, a costume contest, Dunder Mifflin Olympiad Games and Dundee Awards, as well as stand-up comedy.