Bartender Michelle Wyssman wants your help to buy Vandals


In keeping with the DIY-punk spirit that brought Vandals Punk Rock Club to life, bartender and manager Michelle Wyssman is now endeavoring to purchase the bar and music venue through a grassroots, community-sourced approach. Yesterday, Wyssman – who was instrumental in the remodeling of Vandals and getting the name legally changed from its former Black & Gold Tavern – launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 to help her purchase the space. 

“I’ve always dreamed of owning a venue,” Wyssman writes on the campaign page, “so when the idea of Vandals started to form, I put all of my energy into it…. We’ve been stoked to see the amount of interest bands and the people of KC have taken in Vandals, and we want to keep it going.”

Wyssman, along with her fellow Vandals bartender Lo De Manche, writes that the two are hoping to purchase Vandals with the help of investors, but felt that a GoFundMe campaign would be beneficial for those in the community who would like to contribute small donations to the cause. 

For more information – or to contribute to the campaign – go here

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