Two years ago, one of my favorite music venues, Amos' Southend shut its doors much to the dismay of local music fans. Owner John Ellison decided to close the venue because of the growth in the Southend area.
The venue was losing it's a parking area. It's tough to have an establishment that holds 1600 people with no place for folks to park.
Earlier this week, Amos' Southend opened its doors again! The venue has been scaled down, the decor is different, but it's basically in the same building. There's a new sound system, and bands are booked.
I first started going to Amos' in the 1990s when it was on Park Road in Charlotte. I met a guy that was singing for a cover band, and I went to see his band play at Amos'.The relationship with the guy only lasted a few months, but the relationship with Amos' has lasted over 20 years.
I cannot count the number of bands I've seen at the club since the '90s. Many bands I've seen as a fan, and some I've seen as a radio personality. Some of my best rock memories are from Amos'. I'm extremely happy the venue has reopened and local music fans can see bands.
Charlotte has lost lots of music venues over the last 20 years, so I'm stoked I can still continue to make memories at Amos'. Take a look at the calendar here. Hopefully, I'll catch ya at a show soon!