The venue is basically the meeting hall of the music scene. Music is the glue of everything that goes on there. You know, you meet up at the music hall, you're there for the bands, you find out where the next show is, that sort of thing. Without a good venue there is no music scene.He is not talking about a large theatre where famous acts or international bands could be booked. He is talking about a community oriented space that is committed to letting younger locals have a space to express themselves and develop - and that's what makes a scene.
Quote of the day: Paul Franklin on venues
The 2006 documentary If You Want You Can looks at why the small town of Gloucester, Massachusetts has such a thriving music scene.
In it, Paul Franklin talks about the Fishtown Art Space, a non profit youth centre and live music venue:
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