A lot of big changes happening in the Philly music scene! After a few venue closings, many people close to the scene had a lot to say about the current state of Philadelphia music. Why are the venues closing? What are some of the problems within this community? What can we do to improve the scene?
This past Wednesday, Connie’s Ric Rac, DVT Entertainment and Gashouse Radio hosted The Philly Roundtable during the RonBomb networking happy hour. We wanted to hear from as many people as possible. We wanted to hear ideas and suggestions. We wanted to hear what you have to say regarding this Philly music scene, specifically original music at small to mid-size venues.
The turnout was fantastic. Jim Thorpe of DVT Entertainment, Ron Bauman of Connie’s Ric Rac and Milk Street Marketing, and myself listened to as many people as we could to get a sense of what is going on and what we can do to improve. Derek Dorsey of The Fire, Audio Impulse, The Good Mess, Matt Jurasek of Thee Idea Men, and many more came out to express their opinion, making it a very productive Roundtable. This was an important meeting, but the discussion can not end there.
We listened to what you had to say, and we came up with a short survey. Please fill this out to help us continue to improve the scene overall. Send this to anyone who is either in a band, or enjoys going out to see local original music. Your answers to these questions will directly, and positively affect the Philly music scene: