Detroit’s Majestic Theatre Center listed for sale
DETROIT – As Michigan businesses slowly start to reopen, Detroit’s historic Majestic Theatre has been placed on the market. The Majestic Theatre and Magic Stick are both part of the National Independent Venue Association. In May, the organization estimated 90% of independent venues nationwide could close down permanently due to COVID-19. RELATED: Independent music venues look to Lansing for assistance amid pandemicIn 2018, the Majestic Theatre underwent a $1 million renovation to restore its façade and improve the stage and concert area. The Majestic Theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
Independent music venues look to Lansing for assistance amid pandemic
Many stars -- from Motown to Bob Seeger, Big Sean, Madonna, Kid Rock, Jack White and Eminem -- became big names playing big venues, but the smaller venues have fostered an ongoing business and culture that’s in danger of disappearing. In May, the organization estimated 90% of independent venues nationwide could close down permanently due to COVID-19. There are more than 80 Michigan venues that are a part of NIVA, most are in Metro Detroit. These independent venues asked the federal government for assistance and didn’t receive any. NIVA said it needs about $10 million for the more than 80 independent venues across the state to stay afloat.
Sing us a song with the piano man at new karaoke bar Sid Gold's Request Room in Detroit
It's part karaoke and part piano bar and our Kila Peeples was one of the first to experience Sid Gold's Request Room after hours. Sid Gold's Request Room opened mid-July and it's almost hidden down the alley of the Siren Hotel. The first Sid Gold's opened in New York City in 2015. Now Detroit Rock City is the new home for Sid Golds, and the set up is pretty cool. Sid Gold's is located at 1515 Broadway, Detroit Michigan in the Siren Hotel.