A Year in the Life of Live: World Cafe Live's First Birthday
During the month of October, World Cafe Live will be celebrating its first anniversary. It opened its doors to the public on October 2, 2004 with the intention of changing the landscape for artists and audiences.
In its first year World Cafe Live had over 100,000 guests visit, 1350 musicians perform, 200 private events held and about 100,000 beers consumed.
As World Cafe Live revs up for Year Two, its agenda is increasingly ambitious. World Cafe Live is developing a HD concert series expected to begin broadcasting in January, 2006. Also, they plan to expand MusicLab education programs by distributing MusicLab educational teaching packages and DVDs to local schools, and have an agreement with a HD television distributor to broadcast a season of the MusicLab series.
In celebration of its first anniversary, World Cafe Live will be drawing two free tickets every day in October to be awarded to participants in theirLive Access Program. To be eligible, sign up for Live Access at www.worldcafelive.com/emailform.html.
World Cafe Live is being namedInnovative Business of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for the 2005 Small Business Excellence Awards. World Cafe Live and WXPN received the Arts and Business Council’s Business Partnership Award for the region’s most successful collaboration between an arts institution and a private business.
World Cafe Live doubled as host and recipient in July at the prestigious Best of Philly celebration where it was recognized by Philadelphia magazine as Best New Music Venue and for its innovative Saturday morning children’s concert series, Peanut Butter & Jams.
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 7, October 11, 2005
October 11, 2005
Volume 52 Number 7