We’ve been to The Bell Auditorium a lot this year. There have been a great lineup of country shows at The Bell in 2022 including Parker McCollum, Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker, Cole Swindell, and Justin Moore. And we’ll be back at The Bell in a few weeks to see Dustin Lynch’s “Party Mode” Tour (which you can get tickets for here https://kicks99.com/event/dustin-lynchs-party-mode-tour/)
Well soon, when you go to enjoy a show at The Bell Auditorium, it will look a little different. Our friends at WJBF NewsChannel 6 report that renovation plans at The Bell would be moving forward. The renovations include a new grand lobby on Seventh Street, with more concessions as well as men’s and women’s restrooms on both sides of the venue. Also The BMW Club will be expanded which will give people direct access to the lower level of The Bell. The renovations will cost around $900,000. Construction on the additions to The Bell will begin in April of 2023 and should be complete by May of 2024. The Bell Auditorium opened in 1940 and has featured a literal “who’s who” of artists that have performed there since then. I love The Bell Auditorium, I’ve seen so many shows there, everything from my first Kicks99 Guitar Pull in 2002 to countless stand up comedy shows. I think it’s great that they’re keeping The Bell relevant for the times and helping to entice more talent to come perform here in the CSRA. I can’t wait to see what the finished product looks like. Next in line is the James Brown Arena, lets get something done there whaddaya say? Here’s the story from Channel 6 on the renovations.