A beautiful venue! But--you don't have to be over 20 to be invisibly disabled.For great acoustic bands, like Mandarin Orange, and JOSEPH? I Can't stand UP, the entire concert, and don't want my friends to feel obligated to hang back with me.Maybe... just a few handicapped chairs, in keeping with the aesthetic of the venue? When I go to the Apple Store to browse, or have my Mac looked at? It's a similar tale.No chairs with backs--little bouncy balls for kiddos. They MISS the $$$$$ I might spend, IF I had somewhere to SIT and browse through products. A lovely venue --the Bartlett is!.But if you're not able to stand for length of a great concert? It's demoralizing. It's 2016:There should be some way to accommodate enthusiastic new folk, who just need NOT to stand for entire concert. Blessings!
I am an above average local solo performer and published singer songwriter- I had tried several times to play the open Mic. I will not beg, grovel or compete with locals to get a coveted spot on the stage that comes around once a month. Who ever runs this gig is not presenting local talent to the public- they are making local talents fight for stage time. The wanna be's snap up the play time and musicians like me just go play somewhere else. I gave three stars for the whole place and withheld 2 stars for creating a sign up frenzy culture among my peers. Idaho Charley