News February 4, 2019

The Lansdowne’s owners to open second music venue in May

The Lansdowne’s owners to open second music venue in May

Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, owners of revitalised Sydney live music venue Lansdowne Hotel, are prepping a second music venue.

Mary’s Underground opens in May on the Circular Quay site of the legendary jazz club The Basement.

They’ll run live music seven days a week in the downstairs section, while the upstairs area will sell burgers and beer, following on from their beginnings as operators of Mary’s Burgers.

The Basement closed last year after a 45 year run as a globally known jazz destination.

Its name and assets were bought by Melbourne jazz guitarist Albert Dadon who has run Bird’s Basement in the southern city since 2016.

In other venue news:

* The Night Quarter on the Gold Coast had a farewell bash on the weekend in Helensvale with a sold-out show by UB40. Its owners posted on Facebook, “We will see you soon at a new location!”

* Adelaide’s The Ambassadors Hotel is about to get a revamp this year, its manager and part-owner Kane Bafile announced.

* Newcastle’s Stag & Hunter is going through some renovations to expand the stage and viewing capacity, as well as new toilets in the band room and a number of new bars across the entire hotel, said owner Mick Starkey.

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