The newly formed Anchorage Music Co-op is a collective of local musicians, and the group is teaming with Out North Contemporary Art House for the Artist Showcase Series. Taking place the fourth Thursday each month, the showcase is designed to give audiences a chance to hear musicians outside of the regular bar scene.
"I think Anchorage is exploding with local talent at the moment,” said co-op co-founder Laura Oden in a press release. “There's not enough places for musicians to play. Bars in town don't offer music until often 9 or 10 pm. This is too late for anyone with an 8-5pm job and kids that are tucked in by 8:30.”
It’s also designed to offer another all-ages venue in town.
The first showcase takes place 7 p.m. Jan. 26, featuring Melissa Mitchell, Emma Hill and Seth Boyer. Tickets are $15, $10 in advance through Centertix. A pre-launch show a few weeks ago with Marian Call sold out, and organizers expect this one to do the same given the theater’s capacity of 110.
Below are future performances scheduled in the Artist Showcase Series. The performers chosen for the showcase are members of the co-op. To join, visit outnorth.org and donate $15 with "music co-op" in the description field. Membership also offers discounts for shows, while the fund covers the sound engineering at the shows.
Tickets for each of are $5 in advance, $10 at the door.
Feb. 23 – Kass Smiley (comedian)
March 22 – Evan Phillips
May 24 – Emma Hill