This valley is full of college kids, despite this reality, there is one common problem both local fans and bands face: a shortage of all age venues. The West side in particular is challenged with a lack of venues in general. That will hopefully change on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00pm when a new venue called Axiom will open in Peoria.
Lance Linderman is booking bands and events for this new venue. Lance is a musician and, once upon a time, was in a band that played out during the local Scary Kids days. He also currently manages The Cold Desert. All this good news comes in an unexpected delivery, because this new venue resides in a church; however, the venue itself is not a church, and it is inclusive to both secular and religious bands and events.
Lindermans vision is to create a pocket of music culture in the west side. By opening this venue, he hopes to cultivate a young culture of fans and bands, much like the one he grew up in 5-7 years ago in the valley. He misses the thriving music venues the west side once hosted. Once while on tour Linderman and his mates were unexpectedly greeted by the kindness of a fan who offered them food, showers, and a place to crash. This was an experience that forever left an impression on him and served as an influence in his development of this venue. Another part of his vision is to work with as many bands as manageable, both local and touring, and serve them the best possible way they can with food, showers, and accommodations.
“This venue is just another way we can serve this city, and the bands.” “We love bands, we want each band that plays to feel like rock stars while they are here.” I guess you take the church out of the venue, but not the heart church out of the venue, wink. This new venue is located in an industrial complex near the 101 and Bell Avenue in the heart of the Arrowhead area. The venue will have the main stage area, a couple of green rooms, and an outside patio area with food trucks. For the time being, the venue will only book weekend shows. Similar to other all age venues, there will be no alcohol served.
It’s first event will be with Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00pm with bands The Cold Desert, Bently, Saddles, and Ryne Norman. The following day will feature The Lions Club, Avalon Landing, Old Hours, and April Bird.
Like it https://www.facebook.com/axiomvenue Location: 8581 W. Kelton Lane suite 204 Peoria, Arizona 85382 (623) 866-7832 firstname.lastname@example.org