By dividing Summit Music Hall with removable walls, bands can perform in a smaller space using the venue’s front stage. The Moon Room will hold about 250-300 people.
Before opening Moon Room, Soda Jerk didn’t have a small room to accomodate bands that are just starting out, said Soda Jerk spokeswoman Rikki Aston.
Bands can start at Moon Room then progress to the Marquis Theater, which holds 500, then to Summit, which holds 1,100 people.
“Artist development has always been a passion of mine, and adding this venue to our roster is going to be great for a lot of newer artists,” said Soda Jerk Presents owner and talent buyer, Mike Barsch in a news release. “My goal with the MOON ROOM is to offer something different in the city. I want to create a place where people can see great up and coming bands inexpensively and still ensure the bands are well compensated.”
On top of live music, the Moon Room offers drink and food, with the first dine-in Marquis Pizza.
Check out our photos above of the Used performing at Summit Music Hall.
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