After a six-month hiatus due to the pandemic, I was worried whether our audiences would be ready to buy tickets again when we reopen the Palladium for live shows on the first three Saturdays in October.
I don’t have to worry about that any more.
Our three reopening shows – one blues, one comedy, one jazz – are all selling well and will likely be sold-out by showtime. People really are hungry for live entertainment and are ready to get out of their houses – as long as they feel they will be spending time in a safe environment.
And that’s what we’re doing at the Palladium. While we are presenting these shows in our 831-seat main hall, we are ONLY selling 181 tickets per show. That’s the normal size of our Side Door audience. That way we can provide plenty of space around our patrons whether they buy one ticket, two tickets and bring a small group.
There are more details on our safety protocols below but first, check out our list of shows:
Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. – Jose Ramirez CD release party. This award-winning blues man (Second place in the 2019 International Blues Challenge!) is bringing three special guests for this show including the guitar-master, Anson Funderburgh. For tickets and more details you can follow this link.
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. – Stand up Comedy with host Ward Smith and three of our favorite comics – Helen Keaney, Tim The Dairy Farmer and Lou Angelwolf (I’m a huge Lou fan!). These comics have some great new material coming out of quarantine and are guaranteed to make you laugh. And who doesn’t need some laughs right about now? For tickets and more details follow this link.
Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. – Bossa Nova Guitars with Nate Najar and Phill Fest. This annual show is normally on our summer calendar and it always sells out. Joining our two world-class guitarists will be Joe Porter on bass and Jean Boldoc, on drums.For tickets and more details follow this link.
I want to say again that we will be presenting these shows in a very responsible and safe manner for our performers, our staff and our audiences. Shows are done without intermission. Ticket sales are online. And while our concessions will be open, there shouldn’t be lines or lots of people in close quarters in the lobby or the bathrooms.
Our website has all the details. You can read more about our safety protocols by following this link.
We are only doing three shows in October. After our Oct. 17 show we will again be dark for two weeks as we review our protocols and see how everything worked. Then we will be back with more live shows in November.
But don’t wait until then. Please join us in October for one, two, or all three of our three reopening shows.
And get your tickets today so you don’t miss out and find yourself sitting at home again on a Saturday night watching Netflix!