The Raleigh Queer Venue Initiative (RQVI) is the group of Raleigh’s only queer music venues: Ruby Deluxe, The Night Rider, and The Wicked Witch. To many in the queer and marginalized communities we are a safe space, a community, and a family.
Like so many others right now, we have some uncertain times ahead, and the future of these businesses, as well as our dedicated team of employees is in jeopardy. If this continues we’re facing the heartbreaking reality that we may need to close our doors.
We’ve set up a Venmo, Go Fund Me, and are in process of setting up a Patreon page. If you are able to contribute anything, it could genuinely save our businesses, and our family. If you can’t contribute please share widely. Links in bio.
-All our love, the Ruby, Night Rider, & WW Fam.