I just attended my first Monday Night Square Dance in Minneapolis and want to build a similar event in Duluth. I am asking PDD for input on location or other thoughts.
To get an idea of what I’m after, please watch this…
This event shall…
- be in a location which serves alcohol
- be on a weeknight (probably 7-9pm)
- have a bucket where people will be encouraged to deposit $5 for the band and caller (if the bar doesn’t give us a %age)
I have access to talented musicians and callers, I just need to figure out how to fly this and would like your input on what atmosphere would entice Duluthians to attend such an event.
Initially, I thought of Carmody Irish Pub, but I feel it’s a little dark and I’d rather be somewhere that has Pabst on tap.
So, next I thought of Thirsty Pagen – they don’t have Pabst on tap, but they have the Miller mural which is almost as good. Downside is that they’re pretty booked on weeknights and probably wouldn’t be keen on moving tables out of that main room.
Then, I thought of Mohaupt Block, but we won’t be able to afford hall rental fees and I’m not sure how to serve booze there.
Is there some diamond-in-the-rough West End or Superior bar with a good room/atmosphere for my event?