BALTIMORE — This time off is something we are definitely not used to.
Mike O’Brien is the marketing manager for the Baltimore Soundstage. They were having a record spring and then had to shut everything down due to the pandemic. Because so many dates were canceled and there's nothing new on the books as of yet, O'Brien and his staff are working on improvements and getting ready to open.
"There’s a point we have to have a number of people in here to not only get the ticket revenue but the bar sales to keep the business a float," he explained.
These smaller venues are the life blood of the industry. Newer groups coming up and established artists that may not fill a stadium fit perfect for these locations. So as they continue to prepare for the return of their normal 275 shows a year, they look for new ways to go forward.