Preview: Bad Rabbits at The Basement
Tonight, Boston R&B/rock band Bad Rabbits are doing double duty. First, the band will host a meet and greet at The Renaissance, as participants of the hotel’s RLife series, as well as play an acoustic performance. The second performance will take place at The Basement as a stop on their American Love Summer Tour. Geri Lombard, the general manager of Columbus’ Renaissance location, answered a few questions about their RLife series.
Briana Henry: Where did the idea come from to host artists before performances?
Geri Lombard: We were solicited by Bad Rabbits and our corporate team who arrange concert series with performers directly. Bad Rabbits has done this with other hotels and guests have enjoyed it. [It’s] just another way to add value to our guests.
BH: What exactly is the RLife LIVE concert series?
GL: RLife LIVE brings music and entertainment to our hotels around the world. It is a Renaissance brand platform we engage in to promote emerging artists and unique events.
BH: Tonight Bad Rabbits are playing at The Basement, what other artists are you planning to have participate in these events?
GL: These Rlife events typically come up on a case-by-case basis as different groups are touring, so things happen more “organically” but they are a fun experience for our guests and patrons of Bar 41 and Latitude 41. We’ve had other up-and-coming artists such as Lenka from Australia and our guests really enjoy having this behind-the-scenes access.
BH: What will happen during the meet and greet? Is it only an opportunity to meet the bands or are there any small performances planned as well?
GL: Bad Rabbits is playing an acoustic set in the bar from 7-9 pm. In between songs they will be mingling and chatting with our guests.
Photo via the band’s Facebook Page.