About Ten Acres:
We are a group of passionate creatives with the ultimate goal of connecting and engaging with the masses through our music, events, or by investing our time to reach out on a more personal level to build relationships with our fans and supporters.
Ten Acres is about being genuine and driven to succeed. Alongside our business resides long-lasting friendships that allow for camaraderie enabling all of us the ability to collaborate better, and to bring ideas and visions to life.
Over the next year, expect to see the Ten Acres name across North America, as we are just commencing our journey of putting on the best underground music shows available to local communities.
Art is a feeling; At Ten Acres we strive to capture those feelings and create special moments through a community that puts the art first. It is our mission to show the community that we only need each other in order to create something that will last a lifetime.
About the venue:
The Fire began in 1999 when Karen Lauria Saillant, opera singer, director and voice coach who worked with Quest Love, Mutlu, G. Love & Special Sauce, Amen Dunes, David Cope and other artists, took the pool table out of the room of The Philadelphia Bar & Grille, her husband’s shot and beer bar, and replaced it with a tiny stage where her original music singing students could perform. Within a short time, The Fire became a pioneering rock club in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Today The Fire is the oldest original Philadelphia live music venue and a part of one of the most thriving music scenes on the East Coast.
Our stage has hosted many artists on their rise to stardom: John Legend, My Chemical Romance, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, OK GO, Iron and Wine, Amos Lee, Cold War Kids, Rilo Kiley, Tegan and Sara, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Santigold, Damien Rice, Dr. Dog, Schooly D, Sun Ra and The Archestra and more.
The Fire is now Philly’s only female-owned venue. We are an artist-friendly establishment with a passion for developing new talent, both local, touring and international- most recently showcasing the best bands/musicians from Scotland, Italy, Brazil, Singapore, Ireland, Chile and other foreign countries, thereby giving local bands on the bill the opportunity to make friends and be hosted in those countries for future performances. The Fire will soon be organizing tours for Philly’s top talent in Italy and Italy’s best musicians in USA. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming professional development and networking events being offered exclusively at The Fire, along with the establishment of Philly’s first virtual reality broadcasting venue.