After the COVID pandemic gave South Philadelphia music venue Boot & Saddle the boot in 2020, the popular venue with the neon boot up front on South Broad Street has stood empty.
Not for long.
Ars Nova Workshop announced earlier this month plans to open a “new home” in the former Boot & Saddle bar at 1131 S. Broad Street, near Ellsworth Street. They will call it solar myth.
The move made sense for the Ars Nova workshop, which claims it “raises the profile and pushes the boundaries of jazz and contemporary music,” according to the Philadelphia-based band’s website.
“This is a place where we have welcomed the public many times before, and we are proud to now make it ours,” the organization wrote in its announcement.
On Tuesday, the organization gained momentum for the plan with a Facebook post teasing the venue’s upcoming opening.
“In partnership with Solar Myth – a new cafe, wine bar and listening room set to fully open on-site in November 2022 – Ars Nova will have exclusive access to the venue formerly known as Boot & Saddle,” wrote the group on Facebook. .
Solar myth? What will this whole project entail?
“This new establishment will be a great new meeting place – morning coffee and pastries, natural wines and amazing music to listen to all day long,” wrote Ars Nova Workshop.
The band promises to “provide audiences with access to a constant stream of music we know and love”.
What kind of shows can customers expect?
“We’re already booking some amazing acts for fall and winter 2022, and dreaming of multi-night engagements, residencies and more,” the band wrote.
Music fans don’t have to wait long to get in.
There are already a few concerts planned for Solar Myth, including Trio-Convulsant Avec Folie à Quatre by Trevor Dunn on October 27, QWANQWA on November 15 and Bitchin Bajas on December 6 and 7.
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