Thursday, November 12

Excellent News - Confirmed!

Knitting Factory
A new Knitting Factory to open
Reno, NV

Mark Dinerstein, talent buyer for Knitting Factory concert, gives an informal update on the new venue that they are to open in Reno, Nevada.

“For those of you whom I have not yet had the opportunity to speak with, we are in fact opening Knitting Factory Concert House in the Reno market. The club will be located in the center of downtown Reno on Virginia Street (across the street from Harrah’s Casino). 211 North Virginia Avenue.

The opening will be in the first part of December, and the folks at Knitting Factory concerts are already planning their first shows. “We are very excited for the new venture and I will keep you up to date as we move toward our grand opening. We are in demolition and construction phase as I type.”

For now, here are some basic details:

Ages: All ages unless otherwise noted

Capacity: Still yet to be finalized, but between 1000 and 1265. Split level venue with 75% capacity on floor / 25% capacity on balcony. We are still deciding on skybox seating (as we have in our Boise venue). We will have a standing GA and seated cabaret / theater setup for those shows that need a flexible capacity.

Production: Will be in the style of our Boise and Spokane Knitting Factory venues with all new digital monitor / foh consoles, new PA & subs, state of the art lighting, and a stage large enough to accommodate the production from a 3 truck tour all the way down to your developing up and comers.

Reno, the biggest little city in the world, has long been avoided by non-casino entertainers. The club and theater scene has largely been dead in Reno because of a perceived lack of fan base and appropriate facilities, but with this one announcement, Knitting Factory concerts changes the whole landscape of entertainment in Reno. Unlike it’s southern gambling cousin, Las Vegas, Reno is seen more as an affordable stop for folks who like adult entertainment (no, not that adult entertainment) but don’t necessarily need the over the top feeling of Vegas.


alyssa. said...

I'm so glad The Knitting Factory is expanding it's locations. It just goes to show that while the labels are struggling to survive, live music will prevail.
I also wanted to share a website with you called Brite Revolution. They feature exclusive tracks from indie artists to download. Enjoy!

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