Longevity John welcomes you to the Duncan Showroom:
My heart still lies in the attentive audience experience. We have provided that for the Canadian music scene for over 10 years, becoming revered as one of the nation's finest showcase venues. We do believe we had and will continue to have a positive effect on live entertainment production standards
as we do trust our endeavours are appreciated
by our audiences and performers alike.
Once again serendipitous synchronicity has stepped in and allowed us to manifest our latest musical venture, the new Duncan Showroom, located in the heart of downtown Duncan, upstairs at 133 Station Street- (the old Phad Thai / Funky Bubble / Emerald Palace and once even a pool hall.)
The word out is it has the the makings of an even more special space than our last one. Visually it feels more open, yet maintaining that same intimacy with the 'all seats face the stage ' attention to detail we are known for. The sound is said to be even better, if possible, thanks in a great part to the latest edition of the Duncan Showroom crew Tim Flanigan, former owner/operator/janitor from the late Lay Back Lounge in Harrison Hot Springs, his wealth of knowledge, his bright shining attitude and his desire to think outside the box are a welcome addition...
We are going to have fun and trust we will see most of you and remember
Longevity John’s Finger Snappin’ Toe Tappin’ Money Back Guarantee…
…if you do not like the music within the first ½ hour of the performance, your money will gladly be refunded BUT…
should I or any of my spotters take note that you were seen snapping your fingers, tapping your toes
or making any of those absurd air band facial contortions…
this guarantee becomes null and void…thank you
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
You enter these premises with the understanding that
-this venue is about the attentive audience experience…ie: please, out of respect for the performer and the performance, we ask for no talking/chatting during the performances,
no matter how much you deem it necessary…
remember...silence is golden
-this is a non-alcohol venue,
that means no alcohol allowed on premises, please
inebriated patrons will be asked to leave
-we reserve the right to refuse entry
TO ATTENTIVE AUDIENCES
We offer an all ages multimedia experience in an intimate and memorable setting. Longevity John , the Showroom's benevolent dictator has a passion for music and performance that is insatiable and fuels the pro arts attitude that permeates the Showroom. A visit to the Showroom will not only entertain, it will leave you understanding how important the arts are to a healthy community. From local teen bands to internationally recognized recording artists the Duncan Showroom offers an outstanding array of performers and performances. So come on down, buy some tickets and support our effort to promote the arts in the Cowichan Valley.
The Duncan Showroom was created to
•facilitate the meeting of performers and audiences in a warm inviting intimate atmosphere.
•be an important link in the Canadian music scene’s touring schedule for the many Juno winners, Juno nominees and the many who aspire to be.
•encourage those young and old who search out music as their method of expression to perform in a showcase fashion amongst their peers.
•screen new and old documentaries and films that help create discussion.
•accommodate small theatre productions.
•be available for lectures and seminars.
The Duncan Showroom has
•capacity for 65 people (30 soft seat theatre seats in a raked fashion & cabaret/theatre style seating for another 45 persons).
•a more than adequate PA system and a qualified sound tech available.
•a 16’ x 10’ x 1’ stage (has accommodated up to an eight piece R&B band).
•effective stage lighting and set designs.
•digital projection for DVD and VHS / screen with audio connected to house PA.
The Duncan Showroom provides
•a warm, intimate and safe atmosphere in which to view the myriad performances.
•in-house canteen that has coffee / tea / pops / juices / water / cookies and popcorn -- all for sale between sets.
•ample space for those who choose to move with the music (dancing) when applicable.
•handicap access and parking for one handicap vehicle (at rear of building).
Venues >> Music Venue
Listing last confirmed: Oct. 1, 2018
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division