FTC books big-name bands to inaugurate ‘Warehouse’
Updated 12:44 pm, Monday, July 13, 2015
A line-up of marquee music acts has been booked for the fall launch of downtown’s newest entertainment venue, the Warehouse at FTC — the renovated industrial warehouse appended to the Fairfield Theatre Company on Sanford Street.
The Warehouse, adjacent to the FTC’s StageOne, will have a seating capacity of 640, and, according to FTC management, “world-class sound and lighting systems.”
Among the bands slated to perform in the new space are: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Oct. 2; Blue Öyster Cult, Oct. 16; Average White Band, Oct. 17; Melvin Seals & JGB, Oct. 22; MountainFilm on Tour, Oct. 25; Steve Hackett, Nov. 22; Lez Zeppelin, Dec. 12; Marshall Tucker Band, Dec. 17, and Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, March 3.
"This is just the tip of the iceberg of the many great shows we will be announcing over the next several weeks in our new venue,” John Reid, the FTC producing artistic director, said in a release publicizing the Warehouse performers. “The creation of this venue has been a labor of love by the entire community and we are thrilled to be able to give back by offering some fantastic music, film, and art right out of the gate.”
The capital campaign to build the Warehouse at FTC has a target of $1.5 million and, according to Dave Rosenfeld, FTC’s chairman of the board, “FTC has raised 90 percent of the needed funds and we are confident that we will raise the rest by the time the venue is open to the public. This is going to make a profound difference in the area and we are all very excited.”
Visit www.FairfieldTheatreCompany.org for more information.