Weekend music scene in Roseneath

Article & images by Ted Amsden

Keene Centre for the Arts owner, Ida Brown, has moved music operations down south for the summer. 

In her Keene operation, which is licenced, she had been offering cabaret-style theatre and other fun theatrical activities. COVID forced her to accommodate to restrictions and seek other revenue streams. Now she is promoting music acts in Northumberland County.

Familiar with the Roseneath area and the Carousel, she figured the Roseneath Agricultural Fall Fairgrounds would be a great outdoor setting that could accommodate COVID restrictions. Plus, there is a playground for kids to amuse themselves while the adults listen to music. Turns out she was right.

During the month of July, Big Motor Gasoline and Luke and the Apostles brought in good audiences.

Brown says some acts do well, others not so much. 

There are multiple shows Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets cost $25. Money can be paid at the time of admission but reservations must be made in advance. Simply text: 7054400527 to make a reservation. 

There is a roof to cover some of the audience. There is a kitchen with an informal menu. A mannequin out front will show you where to turn in.

TAP photo ©2021

Here’s the link http://keenecentreforthearts.com/

If you want a fuller picture of what Brown is up to check out this Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/100001815436461/posts/5720816784655446/?d=n

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