I wound like to make a submission as a venue for the Jim Beam Talent Search (Canadian Music Week) 2021. The Starlite Room, located in Edmonton, AB, has been operating under that name since 2004, and as a live music venue since 1989. Prior to 1989 our venue operated as Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, and Edmonton’s first Salvation Army. We are as integral to the Alberta music, arts & culture scene as the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern is to Ontario’s.
I began working on my passion project “The Starlite Sessions” in November 2019, it was created to help build a fan base for local emerging artists (among other things), although our website for ‘Sessions” was live, we never launched the project. When COVID hit, our venue was shut down by AHS on March 13th, 2020, that night, with less then 2 hours notice, we streamed our first concert and launch Starlite Sessions.
I feel we would be the ideal venue for the Alberta stream of Canadian Music Week, and hope you will too!