The Ace Frehley Band plays the Belly Up Tavern in 2017. (Getty Images) Proceeds from downloadable recordings to benefit venue, artists Like many small clubs, the 600-capacity Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, Calif., outside of San Diego, has been tested by the coronavirus crisis. To meet the challenge, the venue kicked off the SharkBelly Festival on Wednesday, a 90-day event that will grant fans access to scores of sets professionally recorded at Belly Up in recent years. Each show will cost $7.99, with proceeds supporting the venue and participating artists. “I can’t really think of another venue that is doing it this way right now,” Chris Goldsmith, president of Belly Up Entertainment, told VenuesNow in an email. “We hear from artists all the time how much they love this venue, for the way they are treated, the audiences who come out, the beachside location, but most importantly, for the… Continue Reading SoCal’s Belly Up Serves Live Shows

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