Image Credit: Saige Prime.
Lion Arts Factory is back! The music venue is re-opening this weekend and reinstating their popular sit-down Parlour event, so you can enjoy live music once again and boogie in your seats.
Intertwining Adelaide’s small bar scene with the venue’s electric club nights, Lion Arts is creating a whole new experience with Parlour for South Australian’s to enjoy. Groove to live music all from the comfort of classic Chesterfield couches while enjoying a range of cocktails all night.
“We want to make it a super cosy experience while still maintaining the energy and momentum we’ve built up over the past couple of years,” says venue Marketing Manager Saige Prime.
“We’re bringing back two of our regular acts that play at Nightshift and a bunch of our other club nights…they’ll be providing the party atmosphere spinning a bunch on indie-dance and disco tracks.”
Friday night will star Nineoneone, with Saturday featuring Nu Soul – two of Adelaide’s most loved DJ duo acts.
For those who missed their birthday last week, the Lion Arts will be offering a VIP lounge, a cocktail for the celebrator and a birthday shot for guests. To book, message the venue’s Facebook page. Otherwise, there are no reservations are required for Parlour, so it’s first in, best dressed for those wanting to experience the epic night.
This isn’t Lion Arts first rodeo when it comes to COVID-style initiatives. The venue ran successful new concepts last year that followed state restrictions, one of those being Parlour. Blown away by last year’s response, Lion Arts is bringing the seated party back.
“When dancing, singing and drinking are taken away from you it can definitely be pretty daunting working out how you’re going to adapt,” says Prime.
“But we’re not ones to sit on our hands – each press conference we tune into then immediately start brainstorming how we can work safely within the latest restrictions.”
The SA government has given the green light to the hospitality sector to re-open venues this weekend, as long they abide by the strict 1×4 square meter rule and ensure all patrons consume food and drinks seated.
As South Australia emerges from lockdown, the music and hospitality industry continues to be rocked by restrictions. After spending last week binge-watching Netflix, there has never been a better time to get out the house and support local SA businesses.
“Adelaide has come a long way in the past few years with heaps of wicked new bars and venues popping up and we need to ensure that they’re still there when all of this pandemic stuff blows over,” says Prime.
Lion Arts continues to pave the way for venues in the South Australian live music scene, headlining Aussie music gems Genesis Owusu and Odette earlier this year, as well as their ever-popular ‘Nightshift’ nights. Coming up, the venue will showcase Triple J’s Unearthed High winners Teenage Joans, as well as plenty of other musical talents.
“We’ve had a tough 18 months during COVID but we definitely feel like we’re going to get through this with even more enthusiasm and excitement,” continues Prime.
“We can’t wait for live music and the entire industry to get back to full capacity and when it does we are going to party so hard!”