HQ Live offers kid-bands a professional venue

Headquarters Live, Salisbury’s first mix-use, indoor/outdoor entertainment venue, announced it has formed a new partnership with AMP Studio, The Academy of Music Performance, to provide young local musicians an opportunity to experience a professional performance environment.

“We are so excited our students will have an opportunity to play on a professional stage!” said Gino Bailey, co-owner of AMP Studio.  “We pride ourselves in having top-notch working musicians as instructors and using professional lighting and sound gear.  Our kids are going to rock the stage at Headquarters Live.”

“I think it is a great fit,” said Joey Gilkerson of Headquarters Live.  “Music venue – music academy.  The partnership with AMP Studio aligns perfectly with our ultimate goal of Headquarters Live to revive the music scene in Salisbury.  It makes sense.”

AMP Studio kicked off the venture with a Student Showcase on Thursday, June 4th at 7pm at Headquarters Live.  Formed bands and student musicians took to the stage to share their talents and love for music.

“Headquarters Live will continue to host live music from local artists to national acts, book private parties and events,” added Gilkerson.  “Our new partnership with AMP is the icing on the cake.  Now we can offer an additional experience to the families and aspiring musicians in our community.”

AMP Studio will kick off the venture with a Student Showcase on Thursday, June 4th at 7pm at Headquarters Live.  Formed bands and student musicians will take to the stage to share their talents and love for music.  Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

AMP Studio is owned by husband and wife team, Gino and Susan Bailey.  The business opened in September 2013 and specializes in working with student musicians between the ages of 6 to 18.  The main focus is on playing instruments that don’t usually get much attention in school – bass guitars, electric guitars, keyboards, full drum kits, etc.  Students can take part in individual, one-on-one classes, small group rehearsals, and full band practices.

The student musicians have performed at the Riverside Carnival, Heron Ponds, Horizons Music Showcase and Wicomico Relay for Life.  They will also be performing at First Saturday on the downtown plaza in September, 2015.

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