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  • The Fillmore South ??

    Maybe they can get Dead and Company and Starship for the grand opening.

    http://www.offbeat.com/news/fillmore-new-orleans/

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    yep just coming to ask about it.....in the Casino....hmm....

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/live-...150000019.html

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    • #3
      Well, that's terrific news. Bands that are too big for Tips, but not big enough for The saenger, now have a place to play. The String Cheese, Panic, come to mind. With this venue, booking fest will easier too because bands can play at fest and do night shows.

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      • #4
        We already have the Joy, Civic, Orpheum, Mahalia Jackson. I'm not sure how many those exactly seat, but I'm assuming it's somewhere between the House of Blues and Saenger.

        Swag ??

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        • #5
          Google is your friend.

          Saenger 2600
          Mahalia 2200
          Orpheum 1500
          Civic 1200
          Joy 1200

          Howlin Wolf 1200
          Tips 1000

          My general take is that more venues are better than fewer venues. The Saenger and Mahalia are closest in capacity, but this may be a good option for events better suited to a non-seated configuration.
          Last edited by swag; 06-21-2018, 12:50 PM.
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          • #6
            I got an email this morning about the new venue. The website is http://www.fillmorenola.com. It says shows announced October-ish, with the first shows taking place early 2019.

            There's also a contest where the price is entry for 2 to every show there in 2019. But they value that at $3600, which means the taxes on the prize are probably more than the value I'd get from it.

            Last edited by swag; 06-21-2018, 12:51 PM.
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            • #7
              Thanks Swag !! Swaggle…

              So, this is a new venue, not a reborn one. I thought Harrah's had a performance space on the second floor ??

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              • #8
                Originally posted by marignygreg View Post
                Thanks Swag !! Swaggle…

                So, this is a new venue, not a reborn one. I thought Harrah's had a performance space on the second floor ??
                I saw Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello at Harrah's a few years ago. I don't remember which floor it was on but it was more like a casino showroom. Definitely didn't hold 2200 people.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, Live Nation names its new venues 'Fillmore'. As if!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by swag View Post
                    Google is your friend.

                    Saenger 2600
                    Mahalia 2200
                    Orpheum 1500
                    Civic 1200
                    Joy 1200

                    Howlin Wolf 1200
                    Tips 1000

                    My general take is that more venues are better than fewer venues. The Saenger and Mahalia are closest in capacity, but this may be a good option for events better suited to a non-seated configuration.
                    I don't like Live Nation very much, as they have caused problems down here with their tactics etc.

                    Same as elsewhere

                    But I agree with Swaggy.

                    If they for instance made it a venue where a large amount of people could stand with good sound and vision, I would be happy.

                    I did not go to TTB at the Saenger because you could not stand

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                    • #11
                      We went to the Exile dealio at the Saenger this year (Row E, closest I’ll ever get!) and all we did all night was stand... so grand theaters can suck, too. From my experiences, nothing says crap sound, turn-of-the-last-century-stature seating and groovy optics like a deco theater retro-fitted for rock music performance. But be wary of the purpose-built big rooms for a raft of other annoyances. I’ve never been to the Crystal Bay room in Tahoe, to my shame, nor the new room at the Mont Bleu, same with the new Cargo venue at the Whitney Peak in Reno - all probably fabulous rooms to hear my favorite acts... but - in a casino. I may have a problem with the gambling biz. Leave it to Live Nation to develop a blood-sucking leech that attaches itself, remora-like, to another leech-y construct.

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                      • #12
                        Makes me think of what I believe is an J Garcia quote...”You can relax and sit down...we’re going to be here all night”.
                        Last edited by 20-20; 06-22-2018, 10:04 AM. Reason: stupid autocorrect mistake yet again

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by swag View Post
                          Google is your friend.

                          Saenger 2600
                          Mahalia 2200
                          Orpheum 1500
                          Civic 1200
                          Joy 1200

                          Howlin Wolf 1200
                          Tips 1000..
                          I didn't want to get chastised by Swag so I Googled the Sugar Mill. Hard to tell where it fits for concerts; they say it can be configured for 1500, 3000, 4500, or even 10,000 if using adjoining properties.

                          Tipitina's holds one thousand people? I would not have thought that. Speaking of Tip's, how is that new venue on the lake coming along?

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                          • #14
                            Google can be a fickle friend. Swag always cuts thru the grey areas.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by duende View Post
                              We went to the Exile dealio at the Saenger this year (Row E, closest I’ll ever get!) and all we did all night was stand... so grand theaters can suck, too. From my experiences, nothing says crap sound, turn-of-the-last-century-stature seating and groovy optics like a deco theater retro-fitted for rock music performance. But be wary of the purpose-built big rooms for a raft of other annoyances. I’ve never been to the Crystal Bay room in Tahoe, to my shame, nor the new room at the Mont Bleu, same with the new Cargo venue at the Whitney Peak in Reno - all probably fabulous rooms to hear my favorite acts... but - in a casino. I may have a problem with the gambling biz. Leave it to Live Nation to develop a blood-sucking leech that attaches itself, remora-like, to another leech-y construct.
                              Check out the Crystal Bay venue. It's excellent! It's a very small casino and they usually have free late shows in a smaller room.

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