Virtual events aren't yet a thing of the past, but for the first time in almost two months they aren't the only option.
The Silver Dollar Showroom at the Wort Hotel announced the "Sit Down, Get Down" concert series in conjunction with a similar series of concerts at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (both venues are managed by the same team). The "Sit Down" portion of the title is derived from the crowd management tactics that the venues will employ in order to comply with local health orders and social distancing best practices. Seats will be spaced more than six feet apart and the capacity for each show will be limited to the number of seats available.
Although both venues are famous as swing-dancing hotspots, for now the audience will have to wiggle in place.
"It's time to get the musicians back to work in the most careful and responsible way. It is not time yet to feature dance bands, so instead we are going to showcase some of the region's finest solo, duet and trios in a sit-down only environment," said Justin Smith, the talent buyer for both venues and a member of One Ton Pig.
The Shows at the Silver Dollar Showroom include stripped down versions of One Ton Pig and Tasha and the Goodfellows as well as Aaron Davis and the Mystery Machine. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar will host The Linford Duet, Derrik Hufsmith Trio, Ashton Lee Duet and Nathan Dean Trio.
Cowboy Bar Sit Down Live Shows, 25 N. Cache St. Free –
- Tonight (Friday): From 6 to 10 p.m. with The Linford Duet on May 22.
- Derrik Hufsmith Trio May 23.
- Ashton Lee Duet May 28, 29 and 30.
- Nathan Dean Trio June 4, 5 and 6
Silver Dollar Bar Sit Down, Get-Down Music Series, 50 Glenwood St. Free.
- Tonight (Friday): Tasha Trio on May 22.
- One Ton Pig Trio on May 26.
- Aaron Davis and the Mystery Machine on May 29