18 Feb DABC Member Spotlight: Round the Mountain Music
It’s Meet the Member Monday! Today we are featuring new member Round The Mountain
Tell us about your business.
We bring the best of Nashville to Central PA! Each of our Songs & Stories shows features different hit Nashville songwriters – the creative souls behind songs recorded by stars like George Strait and Kenny Chesney. Seated on stools and playing acoustic guitars, they take turns in what quickly feels like your living room. You’ll hear songs you love, plus the humorous and emotional stories behind them that only the writers can tell.
How did your business get started?
We started Round The Mountain as our way to contribute to the local arts renaissance and revival of Downtown Altoona. The name pays homage to Altoona’s railroad heritage, the Horseshoe Curve and to this style of show, known as an in-the-round performance.After moving here from Nashville in 2017, Dana missed the songwriter rounds that happen nightly in venues like The Bluebird Cafe. The idea of bringing those shows north was born during a late night conversation on our back porch. JT, a Bellwood native, was confident they would be a hit here and pushed to make Round The Mountain a reality.
What is it about your business that makes it unique?
This style of show very rarely happens outside of Nashville! In the Nashville tradition, our shows are not scripted or part of a regular tour. Each songwriter’s round offers a truly one-of-a-kind musical experience and exclusive connection to the artists and their music.
What do you see for your business in the future?
We plan to continue to put on shows at the Mishler – hopefully to larger and larger audiences! We also offer private shows. Contact us to book a hit songwriter for your next corporate event or backyard bash!
Do you have any special events coming up that you would like to share?
Songs & Stories, Vol. 5 on Friday February 22!
Is there anything else you would like to add and share about your business?
Our shows are not just for country fans! Fans of all genres will appreciate the artistry, intimate setting and unique connection to the writers. We have many repeat attendees who adamantly dislike country music but won’t miss a Songs & Stories show!
Check out their website: www.roundthemountainmusic.com