The Railway Stage & Beer Café is thrilled to announce its grand opening on Wednesday, April 5, headlined by The Zolas.
This special, free-admission event will mark the rebirth of a legendary Vancouver venue and offer a chance to see 2017 Juno nominees The Zolas in an intimate club setting the night before their sold-out show at The Vogue Theatre.
With final details for the room, programming and menus coming together, The Railway will open its doors and return to life as a downtown destination for live music, comedy and local craft beer.
The Railway Stage will be a key element of the room. Under the direction of local music impresario Thomas Anselmi, it’s been completely revamped with the aspiration of being the most beautiful intimate live room in the city.
The audio system’s been upgraded to offer top flight sound, matched with classic staging and lighting. “We’re really proud of how the stage has turned out, “ said Anselmi. “The new Railway will be a great experience for performers and audiences alike.”
Grand opening night will launch the weekly schedule of events which features Comedy Night Tuesdays, local music nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays, live music happy hours, Joe Rotundo’s Saturday Sessions and special weekend events highlighting touring acts and the best up-and-coming music in the area.
“We’re very committed to giving space to local up-and-coming acts,” said Chad Cole, partner at The Railway. “We’ve dedicated our Wednesday and Thursday nights to showcasing local acts, and bands who are interested in playing here are welcome to send their demos directly to me at email@example.com.”
The beer program will include 24 taps and four cask engines pouring the very best of BC, the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The 100% craft taps will rotate to include lots of limited releases and seasonal offerings. Highlights of the first menu include Twin Sails Dat Juice, Moody Ales Intrepid Lemon Matcha Saison and Brooklyn Bel Air Sour.
Capacity for the grand opening show is limited. The Railway Stage & Beer Café is offering multiple ways for music fans to be part of this anticipated reopening.
70 general admission tickets are being given away first-come, first-served and five VIP packages will be given away on Instagram, where entering is as easy as following @railwaysbc and tagging a friend in a contest post. Entries may also be available at the door on the day of show, subject to capacity.
Visit Donnelly Group’s blog for event information and updates.