KCLover wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:24 pm
DColeKC wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:12 am
I’m not sure what could change? Realistically anyway.
How about cutting the concerts off at 10 PM and starting them earlier?
I've attended a few of the big-name concerts in the Live Block and they will advertise the show starting at 7-8 PM, but the headliner comes on at 10-11 PM. I know it's a marketing ploy to have everyone standing around listening to headliner acts and buying drinks for 3 hours, but I think you could cut that between time down and appease everyone.
That would cause a massive negative impact to the downtown bars and restaurants. While I was there, we did make a few proactive changes when One Light opened up. National acts end by 10:45pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends with a rare exception. Local bands end by midnight and are at a vastly reduced volume compared to national acts. Local bands used to go all the way to 2:00am. Almost all traditional concerts follow a similar format.
Headliner between 9:00pm and 9:30pm..
Also, national acts don't want to play until after dark if they're the headliner, that's the biggest reason they don't start until after 9pm in the summer months.
All this and other reasons are why I say it's hard to make realistic changes that won't dramatically impact the tenants in a negative way. Especially considering most downtown residents don't mind the noise and enjoy living so close to the action.
Before I left, they made some expensive improvements and even looked at going further but the price tag was sky high.