Recorded over two nights in the lobby of Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts in February 2014 celebrating 100 Live in the Lobby Shows.
Live in the Lobby started as a way to bring people to Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) on nights that the Main Stage was dark. We soon learned that there is a deep talent pool for Local Original Music on Long Island. We then heard from the musicians that very few venues welcomed and even preferred original songs and put the music first. We sought to become that venue. We created a seated, comfortable, acoustically appropriate, all ages alternative to late night bars, and went to work. With a dedicated group of volunteers setting up and breaking down, and the volunteer team from Paradiddle Records handling production, we've proudly become a "venue within a venue" that The New York Times called, "A felicitous space for music listening."
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect that we'd do 100 shows and beyond, but here we are, having just completed our Tenth season.
Even as more venues have embraced #Local Original music, audiences still flock to the Lobby because it's a unique space with a great vibe. I'm proud of what we've built and eternally grateful to the PTPA Board and Staff for their support, to the Village of Patchogue for maintaining this amazing building and to our volunteers who have become my family of fellow music lovers.
Long live Live in the Lobby!
Christopher Capobianco PTPA Board member and curator for Live in the Lobby June 16, 2015
Dedicated to all the volunteers who make these shows happen!
Executive Producer - Christopher Capobianco
Lobby sound team : Bill Herman, Tim Strohsnitter, Phil Tully, Kat Pulsonetti