Studio C’s $180 million theater/retail/housing complex being built in downtown Grand Rapids is set to include a world-class listening room run by Quinn Mathews. RSVP Music Chat sat down with Mathews to explore this buzz-generating project.
Read More About the Studio C Listening Room Set To Open in September 2019: Grand Rapids’ Studio Park reveals 200-seat listening room headed by WYCE’s Quinn Mathews
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Quinn Mathews has experienced the beauty and power of music from all sides — as a performer with the indie-folk duo Channing and Quinn, as community radio station WYCE’s manager overseeing “a world of music” on air, as a promoter and organizer of numerous concerts and events.
So while the recent announcement that Mathews will leave WYCE at the end of August to take the reins of a new and unique listening room venue planned for the much-ballyhooed Studio Park project south of Van Andel Arena may have caught some off guard, the new position is “a perfect fit,” according to Studio C president J.D. Loeks.
The story broken by Local Spins has generated lots of a traffic and a real buzz in the music community, so Local Spins publisher John Sinkevics and longtime listening room advocate Ralston Bowles (joining the conversation via feed from California) chatted with Mathews about plans for this 200-seat venue and why it’s a critical addition to West Michigan’s music scene.
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PODCAST: RSVP Music Chat with Quinn Mathews (June 19, 2018)
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