Stay music brings folks collectively and creates heightened feelings for memorable experiences. And a technique Downtown Chandler is providing that have is thru their first Friday Night Live live performance sequence, which started in October 2019 and can run by Might this yr. Residents and guests can take pleasure in month-to-month performances by native bands and go to eating places to observe extra performers on their phases.
Mary Murphy-Bessler, government director of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, stated the live performance sequence has taken up organically, as loads of eating places in Downtown Chandler are placing phases of their companies.
“Seven days per week on any given night time, there’s stay music in Downtown Chandler. Now we have anyplace between 10 and 12 phases in downtown inside a three-block radius the place stay music is scheduled. So we actually have fairly the stay music scene occurring,” Murphy-Bessler stated.
Some venues which have phases embody Bourbon Jack, West Alley BBQ and Smokehouse, Murphy’s Legislation Irish Pub, The Perch Pub and Brewery, QuartHaus, El Zocalo Mexican Grill, The Native Chandler and Chandler Heart for the Arts that play all kinds of music from nation western at Bourbon Jack, jazz and blues at West Alley BBQ and rock at Murphy’s Legislation- take a look at the schedule here.
Previous to the Friday Evening Stay sequence, Murphy-Bessler stated there was an artwalk on Friday evenings, however the Downtown Chandler Group Partnership needed a venture that was “distinctive and a part of the character of downtown Chandler.” And because the stay music scene is rising within the space, “we felt that was an important a part of telling the story of what downtown chandler has to supply,” Murphy-Bessler stated. Hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. on an outside stage in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West, which Murphy-Bessler stated is the epicenter for the stay music scene, afterwards they encourage folks to go to a number of the companies downtown to take a look at their phases and stay music.
The format entails a gap act, which is often a neighborhood, neighborhood efficiency group, and a neighborhood band, which Murphy-Bessler stated loads of households will come out to see, and a headliner afterward.
“It’s a chance for lots of our musical expertise regionally and provides them a platform to have the ability to carry out as effectively, and that once more creates momentum as a result of one of many issues we’re additionally seeing as a profit to this live performance sequence and sort of this advertising initiative that we now have began, is that there’s increasingly more bands that need to play downtown as a result of we’re beginning to be often known as an excellent music scene,” Murphy-Bessler stated.
That development as an rising music scene is partly as a result of “individuals who come to Downtown Chandler that need to hear some music and go to a few the venues and a rising variety of musicians who’re coming and speaking to our varied venues and desirous to carry out in these venues,” Murphy Bessler stated.
The Downtown Chandler Group Partnership hopes they will proceed to host the live performance sequence on an annual foundation and construct up Downtown Chandler’s nightlife scene with new bands. They’ve had optimistic reception from their earlier reveals. “We’ve had a number of folks remark that they’re actually having fun with it and so they like our efforts when it comes to placing an occasion on that helps carry folks into the companies and supporting the companies by these measures,” Murphy-Bessler stated.
Downtown Chandler Friday Evening Stay schedule
Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Neighborhood Band
Chandler Excessive Faculty Jazz Band
Willis Junior Excessive Jazz Band
Corona del Sol Metal Drum