Kim Dicce treated Tampa Bay well during her time as a promoter in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. As a student at the University of South Florida, she learned to book shows during a stint as a Sun Dome stagehand. She booked bands like Redd Kross and Flaming Lips in a small basement bar called The Empty Keg. In 1989 she brought a still-emerging Soundgarden to play the old Masquerade in Ybor City. She also brought Sonic Youth and The Pixies for early Bay area shows. In 1992, with Medusa Productions partner Susan Grall, Dicce had Dinosaur Jr. and My Bloody Valentine at Jannus Landing. The Medusa team ran legendary '90s Tampa indie venue The Stone Lounge, before Dicce began booking at luxe Ybor City concert room The Rubb.
“It was a great time of my life. Most people don’t get to live their dream,” she told CL. Still, a lucrative dream it was not. Now Dicce, a property manager and single mom, needs some help covering a small portion of the overall cost for breast cancer treatment. She was diagnosed in 2011, underwent chemo and surgery, but never asked for help. Now that the cancer has returned, Dicce has been forced to start a GoFundMe to raise just a small portion she owes to her insurance company.
“I am very fortunate that I was able to get insurance at all having a pre-existing condition... I am hoping that you will consider helping me get through this difficult time,” she wrote in a note to friends. Considering everything she’s selflessly done for us, having a look, donating or even sharing the page (gofundme.com/KimDicceKICKcancer)is the least music lovers can do.