5 weeks, 10 different bands. What’s not to love?
No matter your preferred musical flavor, the Downcafe March Music Series promises to bring a wide array of styles to the table: folk, hip-hop, jazz, psychedelia and good ol’ American Rock + Roll will all make appearances over the course of the next five weeks, and we’ve worked hard to match that with a bevy of Bennington’s finest as support for every show.
To help bring it all into context, find compiled below the top three questions you likely have about the upcoming shows:
1) Why the Downcafe?
Easy; ambience is everything. It’s not enough to have great music, but augmenting that with an intimate venue makes for a more memorable end result. PLUS, given some recent sound upgrades in the room, it’s just begging for an opportunity to entertain you.
2) Why are reservations Required?
Two fold answer:
First: At its most basic, room capacity dictates we avoid filling it to the point of discomfort. Some shows will be seated, some will be standing room— but across the board we want to be sure you’re getting the most from the event on all levels.
Second: Knowing what the projected interest in the show will be. In all instances, if we sell out in advance of the performance date—and it’s obvious there is wider interest, there is always the option for us to have it “upgraded” to the Student Center to accommodate those numbers. Ultimately, we want what you want— and having tickets is a great way for us to keep track.
3) Awesome. I’m In. Now how do I reserve tickets?
Dig this. Drop by the Office of Student Life any time during the week leading up to a show. Ask the desk monitor on duty to put your name on the RSVP list, and BAM— consider yourself reserved. There will be no physical ticket, just a person at the door checking your name off the list when you arrive. If you can’t make it into SL, you can also call from any campus phone to (x4330) and make your reservation official. Be sure to pat yourself on the back after too— being proactive feels good, doesn’t it?
While you’re here— take a look around the blog archives, and learn about some of the acts we’ve got coming up in the weeks ahead.
We’re stoked to share this with you!