Open House at the Auction House 4

I heard about a new music venue opening up in the Auction House on Merchant St in Audubon tonight, so I decided to check it out. They had a nice wine, coffee, cheese, and fruit spread out for people and a fun night of music. I must have missed John Shaughnessy’s set by a few minutes. I’d never been in the Auction House before and it’s a lot bigger than it looks from the outside. They have a great old timey vault in there that looks like something from the Price is Right, except it’s real. The sound was excellent and I’m sure it will quickly become a favorite venue for the local acoustic artists.

I stuck around for Lili Anel‘s entire set. What a voice, and her banter between songs was actually funny. There was even a Ray Naylor spotting!

I think the plan for the Auction House is an open mic night every Wednesday and then later to have booked acts on he weekends. I wish them the best of luck!

4 thoughts on “Open House at the Auction House

  1. james Oct 25, 2007 10:21 am

    that’s cool. i remember that the kids who booked at calvin hall next door were trying to put on shows at the auction house but i think they balked at the idea of rock bands playing there. i assume this is going to be strictly acoustic..? either way, you can never have enough local venues.

  2. ben Oct 25, 2007 11:04 am

    They actually did rock shows at the Auction house about a year ago, but they were quickly shut down.

  3. Mr Audubon Oct 26, 2007 12:40 am

    They actually served wine? Did they get a liqour license?

  4. ben Oct 28, 2007 1:43 pm

    I don’t think they need a license just to pour wine for free. I don’t think anything was for sale.

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