The 89th Street Collective is a place you can feel at home, they have a love for local bands but still bring through well known names. They not only welcome artists into their venue that have experienced a long career in the music world--but also those who have recently started. If you’re unaware of what The 89th Street Collective is...it was previously named The Conservatory or before that, The Green Door.
The venue itself has recently been under renovation as current owner, Nick Hampson, took over the space in February of 2015. Since then, he has made it a priority to update restrooms and their PA system, with more improvements on the horizon. He sees the importance of keeping the venue up-to-date in order to showcase local bands & keeping local music alive in general. As I watched Cottonmouth, a chaotic hardcore/punk band based out of Oklahoma City, I could feel the energy radiating from the musicians.
I can already see that the vibe at the 89th Street Collective is overall stronger than its ever been, they have stayed committed to being a venue that welcomes all ages. It feels as if all-age venues are becoming scarce, and it’s great to allow a diverse age-group an opportunity to experience different types of music. I believe The 89th Street Collective is doing great things for Oklahoma City, and they have proved it by carrying a strong, loyal following. This venue is off to a great start in their first year of business, and I can only predict they will continue to grow and improve as time turns.