New Daisy Theatre Readies For Reopening
Although entertainment is scheduled through the end of this month, the grand opening along with a rededication of the building at its historic Beale Street location happens Oct. 17.
Constructed in 1942 as a movie house, the venue eventually evolved into a live performance hall. Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White and Dave Matthews are just a few of the acts that have appeared on the New Daisy Theatre stage during its 73-year history.
State-of-the-art lighting and sound systems are just some of the new features included in the building’s rehab. One new addition is the multi-level Big Star VIP Room, which includes multiple lounges, reserved seating, a private entrance and individualized service. While access is restricted to membership, a small number of passes will be sold to invited guests with a portion of the proceeds going to Musicians Healthcare.
“Restoring the New Daisy has been a labor of love over the last year, and we’re excited about the opportunities it presents for the live music fans of the mid-South,” Steve Adelman, whose restoration projects include Los Angeles’ Avalon Hollywood, said.
“Our initial lineup certainly has accomplished what we set out to do, that being offering a little something for everyone, broadening the Memphis music base. I don’t know of a venue in the country where you can experience SoMo, Public Image, Borgore, The Vaudevillians, and Steve Earle, all within a few weeks of each other.”
Here’s the venue’s complete schedule as it stands today:
Sept. 18 – SoMo Presents: The Fallin’ Up Tour with Kirko Bangz and Jordan Bratton
Sept. 25 – Here Come The Mummies with Mighty Souls Brass Band (7 p.m.)
Sept. 25 – Disco Donnie Presents Ruby Rose (10:30 p.m.)
Sept. 26 – The Vaudevillians starring Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scale
Oct. 9 – Disco Donnie Presents: Tommy Lee & DJ Aero
Oct. 10 – Disco Donnie Presents: Borgore
Oct. 13 – Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents Nothing More with Marmozets, Turbowolf and Separations
Oct. 14 – Seether with Saint Asonia
Oct. 16 – Paul Thorn
Oct. 17 – Ben Rector with Judah & The Lion
Oct. 18 – Rusted Root
Oct. 21 – Cannibal Corpse with Cattle Decapitation and Soreption
Oct. 23 – Drive-By Truckers
Oct. 24 – Blessthefall with Stick To Your Guns, Emarosa, Oceans Ate Alaska and Cane Hill
Oct. 27 – Joey Bada$$ with Denzel Curry & Nyck Caution
Nov. 1 – An Evening With: Public Image Ltd.
Nov. 2 – Allen Stone with JMSN
Nov. 4 – Everclear
Nov. 17 – Steve Earle & The Dukes with special guest The Mastersons
Nov. 19 – Soulfly
Nov. 20 – Houndmouth
Nov. 28 – Dustin Lynch with Chris Lane
Dec. 8 – DigiTour SlayBells Fire
April 10 – Disturbed
Check out NewDaisy.com for more information.