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Balcony Backstage to Host Final Show Saturday
Balcony Backstage to Host Final Show Saturday
Photo: Colton Branstetter
Photo: Colton Branstetter

Balcony Backstage to Host Final Show Saturday

By Benjamin Mandile

Friday, September 28, 2018 | Number of views (919)

The owners of the Balcony Bar and Grill will close the Balcony Backstage after it hosts its last live music show on Saturday, Sept. 29.    

The Clods will play Friday Sept. 28 before PJ Moon plays the last show at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, owner Jeff Wall said. The last show coincides with the Balcony Backstage’s fourth anniversary.    

The owners hope to focus more on the restaurant and bar rather than the live music, Wall said.  

“It's a good transition to have this [the restaurant] open instead of that [the live music],” Wall said. “I can focus more on this being my main focus.”    

Putting on free music shows isn’t producing the rent needed to support both the Balcony Bar and Grill and the Balcony Backstage, he said.  

 Other bars in town that also have live music have caused crowds to be more spread out, impacting the Balcony’s business, Wall said.  

The Balcony plans on putting up canvas walls and having heaters so the outdoor facility can remain open year round, he said.  

 Another reason for the closing of the backstage is that there is not enough manpower to run both establishments at the same time, Wall said.    

The Balcony Backstage has put on free live music shows for the past four years, he said. Wall and his former business partner Brooks Kitchens started hosting live shows so their employees would be able to work in the winter, he said.

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