**PRESS RELEASE ~ July 1, 2014**
5 years ago, The Acoustic Cafe opened its doors, based on a simple but powerful idea:
Our local music community deserves a venue dedicated to connecting performers and audiences in a comfortable, affordable space that sounds great. Over that time, the local music scene has thrived. And we've evolved and expanded right along with it.
This Summer, we're undertaking our biggest project yet and we're very excited about it.
We're going to expand and enhance our stage, upgrade the sound and lighting systems, and update the design of the club itself. Our goal is to keep the things people love about the room today (professionally mixed sound, comfortable vibe, delicious drinks and affordable prices) and make the experience even better for both our artists and their guests.
When we're done, there won't be a bad seat in the house, with better sight lines and a stage that can handle more complex band setups. So in addition to offering a better experience to the musicians who already love performing here, we'll be able to reach out and bring in bigger regional and national acts as well.
July is historically a relatively quiet month around here, with folks traveling, enjoying the water, and camping at The Vibes. So we're going to use July to get this work done so we can ramp back up in August and be back at full steam by the end of the Summer.
We're also working to find some fun ways to keep the community both updated and involved in this project, because you are the ones who have made this place the longest-running dedicated music venue in the area. Together we'll make it another 15.
So watch this space and we'll let you know when you can swing a hammer, grab a brush, or sign your name on something.
2926 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605