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Claremore M
419 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
(Historic Downtown Claremore)
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the project

Downtown Claremore is proving to be the place to work, live and play...but it isn't the place to sit and stay. Enter music.

Psychological studies have shown that music plays to people’s emotions and social instincts. It enhances customer moods and visual pleasure, directly leading them to be happier. One study concluded that music alone can encourage shoppers to spend more while another study found that 79 percent of consumers said music encouraged them to stay longer in stores.

As folks stroll through the streets of downtown Claremore, we want to see their heads bopping to the latest hits or classic favorites. During the holiday season, we want to fill the streets with Christmas cheer through music. Throughout our number of street events, we want to share what's happening on the stage with all three blocks of guests. In short, we want to surround Claremore's historic core with joy and harmony.

the steps

We have collected bids from several companies locally and nationwide and selected one that has the history and experience in downtown speakers. The quote includes 12 speaker sets that will be mounted on the light poles already in place downtown. This will provide four per block, providing ample reach in the three-block downtown. As soon as the money is in hand, we can order the speaker sets, which will be installed by the City of Claremore as soon as possible. We hope to see the system fully in place in the middle of the summer of 2018.

why we're doing it

Music is powerful. We know this, and we feel it missing from our downtown. Something that may seem small and unimportant can make all the difference once it's in place. In looking at case studies across the country, we know this will make an economic impact in our downtown in addition to the quality of life improvement for the social core of the community. Representatives from downtown business owners, the Claremore Collective, local economic developement authorities as well as city and county officials all see the value in this project, which is truly for all of us. We hope you do as well.

Local businesses and organizations also see the value and are willing to match donations dollar-for-dollar. Be watching for matching funds from the Downtown Claremore Merchant Association, Claremore Museum of History, The District on Main and RCB Bank. 


12 Speaker Sets - $23,478

1 Master Transmitter - $1,078

1 Mixer, Microphone & Accessories - $200

Pandora - $125.95

ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $750
TOTAL TO RAISE ON ioby= $25,785



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