Beer is Love Partner Highlight: PLUG & RACCApr 23, 2013 Comments (0)
John Henry Dale and Jeremy Highhouse started the Portland Live User Group (PLUG) as a Portland music community resource for sharing ideas, tips, techniques, strategies and knowledge for producing and performing music with Ableton Live, the world's most advanced music performance and production software.
Each and every month, our Beer is Love program donates beer to PLUG, which is used at its gatherings. Being able to drink a bottle of beer at a meeting brings a relaxing atmosphere that may not usually accompany a long meeting. "Donated beer really helps turn what can sometimes be quite heady technical discussions into a more fun social gathering with lively discussions," explains John Henry Dale.
The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) provides grants for artists, nonprofit organizations and schools; manages an internationally acclaimed public art program; raises money and awareness for the arts through workplace giving; convenes forums, networking events and other community gatherings; provides workshops and other forms of technical assistance for artists; and oversees a program to integrate arts and culture into the standard curriculum in public schools through the region through "The Right Brain Initiative." In partnership with PLUG, the group holds its monthly events at RACC with beer provided by Ninkasi!
"Ninkasi's partnership with the PLUG and RACC has been absolutely instrumental in the growth and success of this community-based music technology group," explains Dale. He describes getting donated beer as "some sort of music-tech nerd fantasy come true."