by Eboni Jones, Ticketfly Intern
Stop the presses, a new venue in AZ! One of our buddies at Stateside Presents, Charlie Levy, is opening The Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix. This is a big deal. Ticketfly has worked with Stateside Presents for some time now and is excited they have a venue to call home. Located at 308 North Second Avenue and scheduled to open this fall, the venue is midsized at about 7,000 square feet. Because of Levy’s expertise in the booking business, The Crescent Ballroom already has an impressive lineup of upcoming shows. And Levy says that he is most excited about the shows that have yet to be announced.
The new venue is a warehouse built in 1917 with red brick and vaulted ceilings. Inside the ballroom, Stateside plans to open the Crescent Lounge with food, drinks and DJs allowing the venue to open every day from 4pm. Most importantly, the lounge is always going to be free. “I’m pretty excited about the whole thing,” Levy says. “The bottom line is we’re just going to try hard, to give it 110 percent. We want a place where people want to see bands and are comfortable, and where bands want to play. Hopefully with a little hard work and luck we’ll succeed.” Ticketfly is sure that The Crescent Ballroom will have much success especially with the guys at Stateside Presents at the helm.