Marking 10 years, the Kennett Flash offers memberships
● By J. Chambless
The Flash is known for booking a wide range of acts in a space that brings the audience up close.
Despite the odds, the Kennett Flash -- the intimate
live concert listening room in the heart of Kennett Square – is marking its
10th anniversary. With a lineup that spans a universe of musical genres, the
little venue is stepping into the future this month by offering a three-tiered
Kennett Flash director Andrew Miller said last week that to commemorate the anniversary, “we are launching what we feel is the logical next step for the Flash -- a membership program. We’re throwing an ‘Afternoon In The Park’ party with ‘American Idol’ winner Taylor Hicks on Oct. 12, and stacking the fall lineup of performers.
“With the membership program, we want to identify our core audience and have them buy into the future of the Flash. I like to look at this program as an IPO for the Kennett Flash. With their membership, our loyal fanbase will receive a host of tangible benefits, show discounts, no service fees on tickets, waived corking fees, reserved seating, exclusive invites and more. They will become our core Flash community.”
The three-tiered membership program has levels of $100, $200, and $300. The program is available now. Revenue from the program will enable the Flash to diversify and improve bookings, upgrade the facility, as well as enhance the audience experience.
“It's a special thing, the Flash,” Miller said. “And where else are you going to see some of your favorite singer-songwriters of all time, emerging national blues or Americana acts, great up-and-coming locals, a band that's been doing it in the local area for 40 years, a comedian that's taking the stage for the first time, a film about Beatles culture in Mexico, children's programming, big band and swing jazz? There is nothing else like this.”
As the anniversary approaches, the venue is booking performers such as Marah, Steve Forbert, Eric Gales, Coco Montoya, The Levin Brothers featuring Tony Levin, and bringing back the first performer ever at the venue, Jeffery Gaines. For details on the new membership program and to see the full calendar of events at the Kennett Flash, visit www.kennettflash.org or call 484-732-8295.
“The Kennett Flash is ultimately a community gathering space,” Miller said. “So let's tie that whole community together as members, working together to ensure the future of what we all see as our favorite listening room.”
Follow on Facebook and Instagram at @TheKennettFlash and sign up for weekly email at www.kennettflash.org. The Kennett Flash is at 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square.