The Globe to feature acts as part of 2nd Friday; Sean Loomis will perform Feb. 9
(Feb. 8, 2018) Kasey Briggs, the new booking manager at The Globe in Berlin, is working to bring original music to the monthly 2nd Friday art strolls, sponsored by the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee.
Joey Harkum, former frontman of Pasadena, played during 2nd Friday last month, kicking off what Briggs hopes will be a permanent part of the event.
Ocean City resident Sean Loomis will play this month with a four-piece quartet, and Rehoboth-based Betten Roo will perform in March. Bands are booked from 7-10 p.m. each 2nd Friday at The Globe, on 12 Broad Street.
“The art stroll in Berlin is all about art and music. I just thought it would be a good idea to have that day as something for original bands,” Briggs said. “When it comes to musicians, their craft is writing music, as opposed to just playing it.”
Briggs, hired late last year, said The Globe is the only year-round live music stage in Berlin.
“I really want it to be a destination for people to be able to drink, dine and dance, and have a music experience,” he said. “My goal in this is that people will go to The Globe to see a band they’ve never heard before, because they know the person [doing the booking] is bringing good bands. That’s the reputation that I want … I want The Globe to be the destination for new and original music.”
Berlin’s 2nd Friday festivities feature more than a dozen art displays in shops throughout the downtown area, along with sales and specials in restaurants from 5-8 p.m.
For more information on the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, visit www.artsinberlin.org.