We can’t bid farewell to 2017 without saying thank you to Crossroads, our home and chosen partner for our endeavors.

Crossroads is a lifestyle district where creatives converge and the homegrown spirit thrives. There’s a strong sense of Cebuano community that’s palpable within this strip mall, and we are very grateful to have taken part in it.

Looking back, it’s astounding how long we’ve had a relationship with Crossroads, starting all the way back in 2014 when Aussie crooner Gabe Lynch had a show at the now defunct GILT with performances by Luxxx, Ella Melendez, Mary Anchit, and an impromptu set by Mother Folker.

Gabe Lynch at GILT

Gabe Lynch at GILT | April 29, 2014

02 Gabe Lynch GILT

 

We’ve had 16 gigs and events in Crossroads, including our first runs of Cuppa Folk in Abaca Baking Company and The Listening Room in Qube Gallery.

Jessica McYorker at the first Cuppa Folk in Abaca Baking Company

Jessica McYorker at the first Cuppa Folk in Abaca Baking Company | April 16, 2015

Chai Fonacier makes the crowd laugh at the second Cuppa Folk at Abaca Baking Company

Chai Fonacier makes the crowd laugh at the second Cuppa Folk at Abaca Baking Company | April 30, 2015

Kurt Ebarita at the first Listening Room in Qube Gallery | Jan. 10, 2016

Kurt Ebarita at the first Listening Room in Qube Gallery | Jan. 10, 2016

Martina San Diego at the second Listening Room in Qube Gallery | March 10, 2016

Martina San Diego at the second Listening Room in Qube Gallery | March 10, 2016

The Labrats at the third Listening Room in Qube Gallery | May 27, 2016

The Labrats at the third Listening Room in Qube Gallery | May 27, 2016

Manna Alcaraz explains the #shhhhpolicy during the third Listening Room | May 27, 2016

Manna Alcaraz explains the #shhhhpolicy during the third Listening Room | May 27, 2016

 

Aside from holding office in A Space for nearly two years, we’ve had a couple of gigs and events at our favorite co-working establishment as well, including the first Grow Cebu Music Summit and Solo Singer-Songwriters’ Bootcamp, and Cebu Music Tech Mixer.

The first Grow Cebu Music Summit in A Space | July 30, 2016

The first Grow Cebu Music Summit in A Space | July 30, 2016

Presentors and spakers at the first Grow Cebu Music Summit | July 30, 2016

Presentors and spakers at the first Grow Cebu Music Summit | July 30, 2016

Grow Cebu Music was culminated with an Open Mic Jam right outside A Space | July 30, 2016

Grow Cebu Music was culminated with an Open Mic Jam right outside Qube Gallery | July 30, 2016

Ella Melendez at the Open Mic Jam of the first Grow Cebu Music Summit | July 30, 2016

Ella Melendez at the Open Mic Jam of the first Grow Cebu Music Summit | July 30, 2016

 

Participants at the first Solo Singer-Songwriters Bootcamp in A Space | August 12, 2017

Participants at the first Solo Singer-Songwriters Bootcamp in A Space | August 12, 2017

Cebu Music Tech group conversations | Oct. 6, 2017

Cebu Music Tech group conversations | Oct. 6, 2017

 

Other gigs that we had so much fun holding in A Space were Folk City, DemoCrazy Live, High Hello: Stripped Down, and Vincent Eco’s single launch, which was a highlight of the year for us.

Honeydrop for the pre-Halloween Folk City at A Space | Oct. 29, 2016

Honeydrop for the pre-Halloween Folk City at A Space | Oct. 29, 2016

Diane Tungol and J Russ at DemoCrazy Live in A Space | Oct. 21, 2017

Diane Tungol and J Russ at DemoCrazy Live in A Space | Oct. 21, 2017

The Wonggoys performed all 9 songs off their sophomore album, High Hello, in their bare essentials. | June 16, 2017

The Wonggoys performed all 9 songs off their sophomore album, High Hello, in their bare essentials. | June 16, 2017

Vincent Eco with the crowd at his single launch in A Space | March 17, 2017

Vincent Eco with the crowd at his single launch in A Space | March 17, 2017

Vincent Eco's singe launch in A Space | March 17, 2017

Vincent Eco’s singe launch in A Space | March 17, 2017

 

Crossroads is a hub for celebrating art, music, and craft with Criss-Crossings: A Craft and Cultural Walkabout and Cévolution: Public Art Exhibit.

Lourdes Maglinte for Criss-Crossings: A Craft and Cultural Walkabout | Nov. 14, 2015

Lourdes Maglinte for Criss-Crossings: A Craft and Cultural Walkabout | Nov. 14, 2015

Three-Legged Men at Cevolutión: Public Art Exhibit | July 15, 2017

Three-Legged Men at Cevolutión: Public Art Exhibit | July 15, 2017

Our memory lane with Crossroads is far, long, and wide, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you, Crossroads for giving us a haven where we can strengthen and improve the creative community, and push even further our advocacy to grow Cebu music.

Here’s to more memories!

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