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Wednesday 04/19/2017
Osgoode Ballroom West
1:40PM - 2:30PM
(50 minutes)



Live Touring: Panel Discussion

Clubbed To Death: What’s Killing Our Historic Venues?

Toronto’s Hugh’s Room, host to the likes of Pete Seeger, Odetta and Ramblin, Jack Elliott, went dark the first two months of ’17. If it had died, it would have joined scores of defunct fabled clubs, like the Colonial, the Guvernment, Palais Royale, The Edge, The Bamboo and the Riverboat. In New York, CBGB is literally history. As fans wait on Dragon Michael Wekerle’s attempt to revive the El Mocambo, we ask if this is a comment on the state of live music, an ugly side-effect of gentrification, or if tomorrow’s club scene is incubating in a dive near you.
Moderator
Erin Benjamin
Executive Director
Music Canada Live
Ottawa, Canada
Panelists
Adam Gill
President
Embrace
Toronto, Canada
Grit Laskin
William Laskin
Toronto, Canada
Mark Sraga
Director
City of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Mike Tanner
Music Sector Development Officer
City of Toronto
Toronto, Canada