It provides something much better and harder tofind. A very intimate live music experience. Seating occupancy 314 general admissionwith standing floor area 370. Every live music addicts personal heaven. in a smallauthentic Eastern Kentucky vintage venue to boot. Thats worth more than a fast laneentry pass or Vip bar could ever be.
The main reason I felt compled to use my small voice to talk about The BellTheater is the fact that nobody else is. There isnt a lot a buzz about what is going onthere outside of Bell County and a small tight circle of true music loving individuals thatcall themselves family. That simply does not sit well with me. I hear people say “Support live music. Support local music venues.” These statements seem to mean more tomyself than they do to a lot of the others using them. I dont consider complaining aboutwhat mainstream radio is playing, or how Nashville is destroying the music scene supporting a damn thing.
Cutting down throwing out negitave commentary about theartists and music you dislike is time and energy wasted that would be better spentpromoting what you love and enjoy. To activly support and help build something orsomeone up can only be achieved thru positive channels.. I cant recall anything rising up, and doing well from bashing something else. This is a trend that needs to stop.
Bottom line is The Bell Theater is providing something that most music lovingpeople are asking for. They are doing their part, well. Its up to us and only us to do ourpart. Otherwise it will not survive.