As a more than occasional event planner, it is always exciting to experience a new venue. That excitement is tenfold when the reason for experiencing a new venue is due to a gathering of some top-notch local musicians. Such was the case Friday night when we headed to The Green Room in Glasgow Square for the intimate CD release of local musician Steven Bowers.
Playing selections from his newest release, Beothuk Words, Bowers brought the house down with help from fellow musicians Keith Mullins, Kev Corbett and Fleur Mainville.
A nominee for the 2011 Music Nova Scotia Industry Award “Venue of the Year”, Glasgow Square provides a flexible space for weddings, parties, receptions, and any other event or gathering you might be looking to hold. The venue is located on the East River in New Glasgow, giving most rooms in Glasgow Square a breath-taking view of the water.
For fellow event planners, the venue has movable walls, built in A/V, and a number of other planner friendly features. It also offers a concert hall with movable chairs that can be used for both indoor and out door performances. We were able to experience the outdoor use this past Saturday during the holiday tree lighting. The ability to transform into an outdoor theater is a pretty unique feature, one that I haven’t seen other places in the province to date.
More interested in musicians than venues? You can catch Steve and the Whiskey Hymnal this Wednesday at The Carlton. Tickets are $20 and come with a copy of his new CD. The Carlton (and Steve) are known to frequently sell out so I suggest getting tickets early.