European Open Club Day

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Moderation: Isabelle von Walterskirchen /

On February 3, 2018, live music venues all over Europe open their doors to an audience that might not be familiar with the live music and clubbing activities. They introduce their visitors to the work accomplished during the daytime necessary for a concert or a dance event at night. The participating music venues chose how they want to create their Open Club Day: guided tours through the entire venue including the backstage areas, exchange with staff and volunteers, introduction to the different professions and activities, workshops and participatory activities, live acts, political discussion panels are part of the unique day program. The Open Club Day, held for the first time 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland, aims to raise awareness about the reality of the daily work in a live music venue among its neighbours, local cultural players, authorities, and policy makers. By highlighting daily activities of music venues, the Open Club Day offers the right circumstances for a constructive exchange than can help to clear up negative stereotypes that are so often cultivated about live music venues and nightlife. The focus on the panel “Open Club Door Day” is on the five years of experience from Switzerland and on the aim and goal of the first European Open Club Door Day held by Live DMA.


Download link for Alex´ presentation held during Stadt Nach Acht.