Well, we're feeling pretty good around here after our grand opening. The Paul Thorn show was phenomenal--a sold out crowd, a tremendous performance, a happy band and no major incidents to speak of. Of course, we need to fix a few things. Obviously the air conditioning couldn't keep up with 250 people. But you guys are tough. It didn't seem to bother you too much... and rest assured it is being fixed right now.
The band was very happy and told us they want to come back as soon as it seems like the right time to do so. They enjoyed the room, the crowd, and the hospitality.
So that brings us to the next big question--what's next? Well, we're working on it. We've had an executive planning meeting (over pizza) and we have a bunch of ideas. Right now we're focused on producing the other show we have booked, Jimmy Robinson and Lily Kiara. Jimmy Robinson has played Water Valley several times now and knocked everyone out every time. Last year, Lily Kiara came and played as part of the International Folk Collective Trio to a packed Loft on Main audience. They are currently on tour of the US supporting Lily's new album.
It will be an entirely different type of show compared to Paul Thorn and I'm looking forward to seeing what a smaller, acoustic concert is like in that room.
So as we move forward, why don't you send us some lists of your favorite artists that you'd like to see come to Water Valley.