Help save the blues in Mexico City

Two years ago I wrote a blog post about Ruta 61, a blues club in the Colonia Condesa which was then celebrating its tenth anniversary. Unfortunately, with no fanfare, the owners of the building have closed the club and have booted Ruta from its home. The club’s founder, Eduardo Serrano, is trying to raise 200,000 pesos to find a new space and get the necessary permissions to reopen. He’s doing it through Fondeadora, a Latin American crowdsourcing website. I’ve donated. Ruta was the only blues club in this entire city of over 20 million. Click here to go to Fondeadora and give. It’s a worthy cause, people. Give what you can.

2 thoughts on “Help save the blues in Mexico City

  1. Ron Weekes - August 12, 2016

    Thanks for posting this. Who knows if I’ll ever make it back to Mexico City, but as a blues lover I’ll be donating next week when pay day rolls around.

  2. Monica - September 1, 2016

    Oh, in the three years I have lived in the DF I loved to go to Ruta61. Thanks for letting us know things are not that pink with Ruta.

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