Tyler Godsey launched 5 Points Music Foundation in January of 2017 with a simple mission; “To pursue the power of sound.” His 2 children, Brooke and Forest, were both born deaf and at the age of 11 months old, they celebrated the gift of sound when receiving cochlear implants. It’s this gift that serves as the inspiration for 5 Points Music and all that we do.
We celebrate sound, we embrace it, and we explore it. While our live events and concerts unite audiences from far and wide, they also serve as a platform to promote and support our music therapy and hearing loss advocacy efforts.
5 Points Music Foundation provides free music therapy to various age groups with various special needs. They range from 3 yrs old with Down Syndrome to veterans with PTSD. Our hearing loss advocacy efforts are multi-faceted. Our goal is to encourage and support a more Soundfriendly world. We work with our artists to maintain safe decibel limits during their performances, provide free ear protection for all guests, and work to explore ways to improve accessibility.
Our Subpac program provides multiple backpack like devices that feed into the PA system and send vibrations of the music into the user, allowing them to feel the music in a whole new way. While we provide these as an accommodation for those with hearing loss, anyone can wear them. Our goal is to remind people that the power of sound is more than what we hear. It’s also about what we feel… what we see… and what we share together.
We define our mission by looking at a spectrum. On one end, features the apex moments of a live experience. It’s that moment when the lights, the band, and the audience all come together. It’s for these sometimes fleeting and rare moments that we are all on the same page. The questions of who we love, what god we worship, where we come from, all vanish as we unite in the “moment” that we share. At 5 Points Music, we chase these “moments” for all that they are and for all that they stand for.
On the other end of the spectrum, the power of sound is a much more innate concept. In sharing his story, Tyler Godsey often refers to the moment in which his son’s implants were turned on and his wife, Kristin, leaned over with her first words… “I love you.”
The power of that moment is unlike any other. The power of those 3 simple words, those 3 simple vibrations hit emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. At its core, this is what we mean when we talk about the power of sound: It’s recognizing and celebrating the idea that it’s often the little things that have the most profound impacts on us. Simple words like, “hello”, “thank you”, “I’m sorry”… “I love you,” can change alter the course of what we do, who we are, where we go, and how we feel.
Those three simple words, “I love you,” serve as the spark for all that 5 Points Music Foundation is and will be. We often remind our artists, our audiences, our volunteers, and ourselves to find purity, solace, and peace in the fleeting moments of it all. At all of our shows, we bring artists and audiences together to celebrate just how lucky we are to be where we are, to be able to do what we do, and to be able to share it with those we share it with.
ABOUT THE SANCTUARY
Built in 1929 as St. Paul’s Lutheran church, the remodeled venue features 2,800 square feet of space for hosting up to 250 guests for concerts, fundraisers, annual dinners, weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, and more. The venue is ADA accessible, featuring a full bar with some of the region’s finest craft beer selections. The 22’ arched ceilings, intricate moldings, eclectic art, hardwood floors and some of the best acoustics in SWVA. newly renovated VIP mezzanine includes Party Platforms for group parties overlooking the stage, Guests and artists describe the Sanctuary as a “special, magical place, unlike anywhere else.”
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