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Pop The Gator's 25th Anniversary Party Set for Spring Reunion at THEMUSEUM

Kitchener, ON - THEMUSEUM in Downtown Kitchener is thrilled to announce Pop the Gator’s 25th Anniversary Party will take place at THEMUSEUM on Saturday March 1st, 2014 – twenty-five years to the day it first opened. 

Glenn Smith, current owner of Ethel’s Lounge and creator of Pop The Gator was a key driving force in bringing Blues music to the region including Mel Brown. “Over the years many people have urged me to do this and the timing is now right. My first call was to Otis Clay and band featuring The Chicago Fire Horns who played that first night in 1989 and Otis said he was in.” said Smith. 

Smith went on to say… “THEMUSEUM is the logical place to host the event as it is right around the corner from the original site on Queen Street (now offices), attached to hundreds of parking spaces off of Duke Street, accessible to taxis and a great stage for community events”. 

“One of the great things about Pop the Gator is that people saw amazing up and coming acts said Smith … so I am really excited to bring from Cleveland a new band called Wesley Bright and the Hi Lites”

David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM said… “I am one of those people who urged Glenn to do this and I hope it is the beginning of many amazing Pop The Gator events at THEMUSEUM. Glenn Smith is the King of Blues music in South Western Ontario and I am thrilled he has chosen us to be his stage. People should be ready for some surprises.” 

Doors at 8:00PM and tickets are $60.00 including tax with a portion of the proceeds going to support THEMUSEUM operations. It is expected to sell out quickly. 

Tickets are now available online at or in person at Encore Records 54 Queen South or Ethel’s Lounge 114 King St North in Waterloo on a first come basis. 

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