Cheers to Six Years!
Six Years ago today, Ottawa music fans took a chance on a new venue that hadn’t even gotten its liquor license yet and lined up down Elgin Street for the first time to see The Balconies perform the very first show at LIVE! on Elgin.
Two years of street closure, one global pandemic, and well over a thousand live performances later, and we’re still here. We are still here thanks to the dedicated & tireless work from our amazing staff, and thanks to the loyalty of so many talented performers who continue to choose our room to present their art.
Artists who have performed our stage over the past six years have gone on to be nominated for (and win) many honors including the newly minted Capital Music Awards, East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Independent Music Awards, Juno Awards, and more. When this pandemic is over, we promise to continue to be here as a steppingstone for all types of artists to help them follow their dreams.
Until then, all we can say is, THANK YOU!
While we don't have a definitive date that restrictions will be lifted; we are confident that by some point in the fall, we will be allowed to host full capacity performances.
Please be patient with us as we wait for everything to return safely.
If you'd like to book a performance with us for the fall, please contact Jon Evenchick at email@example.com with as much information about your act as possible.
Stay safe friends!
- LIVE! on Elgin
Friends, Artists, & Live Performance Lovers!
It’s been a rough ride for all of us these past few months. Now, finally, we have a light at the end of the tunnel. The government of Ontario announced today that Phase 3 of re-opening will begin at 12:01am on Friday July 17th.
In Phase 3, bars & restaurants in Ontario, including small live entertainment venues, may begin opening their doors to patrons and allowing live performances. Along with this though, we must continue to be vigilant. ¬LIVE! on Elgin recognizes that as a public performance space, we have a role to play in keeping our community safe & healthy. In order to re-open safely, there are several adjustments that need to be made to the space over the next few weeks.
LIVE! on Elgin will re-open to the public on July 31st, 2020.
We have put together a strategy for a safe re-opening in conjunction with federal & provincial recommendations, City of Ottawa health guidelines, as well as recommendations from similar strategies that have been released elsewhere in the arts community.
Our venue has been given the go-ahead to operate at 30% capacity (27 guests), as long as 2 meters of social distancing can be maintained between guests or bubbles of guests. In order to ensure that the artists are performing to as full a room as possible, we will not be selling individual tickets. We will instead be selling full tables of 4-5 guests. Guests should arrange to attend with members of their bubble.
• We will only be selling tickets in advance through www.liveonelgin.com
• Patrons who have purchased ticket vouchers during the closure may use their ticket once we open – but will be encouraged to arrange a group to attend with (who are inside their 10 person bubble) to fill out a table
• Please use common sense & do no attend if you or anyone from your household is feeling ill; if you have traveled outside of the province within the past 14 days; & if you, or anyone you have been in contact with is awaiting a test result for COVID-19
• Non-medical cloth facemasks are mandatory. If you do not arrive with one, one will be provided for you
• No cash will be accepted
•If you would like to purchase band merchandise, please do so through our website prior to the performance. Your order will be waiting for you at your assigned table
• Many more precautions will be in place that will be discussed with you upon purchasing a ticket.
For more information please contact us directly firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see you all out at a performance very soon. Program calendar to come shortly.
With Love from LIVE – Jon & Lawrence Evenchick