Brighton Music Venue Roadrunner Opens Tuesday

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A 50,000 square-foot performance venue has been set to open on Tuesday at Boston Landing in Brighton.

Located below the Track at New Balance, Roadrunner was supposed to open last summer but did not because of COVID-19 related complications. But Vice President of The Bowery Presents Josh Bhatti said that the delayed opening may have a silver lining.

"As we head into the spring and summer I feel like this is a great time to be opening. Being able to go out and experience live music is just something so vital and so hard to recreate in any other setting," Bhatti said. Bhatti went on to say that the pandemic has made him grateful for what he does, as live events went away for a good part of the past couple years.

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The space that Roadrunner filled was originally intended to be a practice space for the Boston Celtics, and ended up making for a great viewing experience for concert-goers.

"There's not one obstructed view in the venue, so no matter where you stand you can get a great view of the stage. There's no video feeds of the show anywhere throughout the venue because everywhere that you there's a fantastic view of the stage," Bhatti said. That stage measured up to 60 feet wide and can hold an audience of up to 3,500 people.

For the grand opening on Tuesday, Roadrunner slotted Grammy award winning guitarist and singer Billy Strings. Other big names set to perform at Roadrunner this year include Chelsea Cutler, Olivia Rodrigo, Bastille, and Lake Street Drive to name a few.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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