CFN – So I went to three musical events in Cornwall this past week at three different venues. All were under attended. At least one of the gigs was heavily promoted so the question is “Does Cornwall Ontario support live music?”
While I get that different types of music attract different crowds the three events I caught this week all should have drawn larger crowds especially as two of them were free!
So many complain about a lack of entertainment; but then don’t support live acts when they’re present. Even Lift Off was a dud this year.
And under inspiring crowds lead to promoters taking less risks and investing less in shows which becomes a circle of doom.
Friday night however a lot of people missed a great show at the Port Theatre which is starting to see a future as a live event venue as film crumbles.
The days of 500 seat movie houses may be over, but the sound in the Port holds a bright future and hopefully the day will be when this amazing venue sees at least 100 days per year of activity. With the Aultsville Theatre (which the city funds for nearly $100K per year!) having less gigs the Port is the best venue right now for live entertainment available.
It’s amazing to see Holly Woods still hit those high notes and I was so close to the stage that more poor camera mike was a tad overloaded!
Those in attendance left smiling and happy as the enthusiastic crowd shouted at the band after each familiar hit echoed through the 70 year old theatre!
Local 80’s Tribute Band Lost Boyz opened for Toronto the night before they hit Ribfest in Brockville. The “boyz” did a great job delivering hit after hit to warm up the crowd!
Next up at the Port is a Country tribute to George Jones on August 30th.