Loft Music Venue
The Loft Music Venue was created from a vision that I had while still in high school. I envisioned a small venue that seated around 200 people that would do theater, music and host all kinds of different events. While studying music and theater in college at Lawrence University, I interned at a theater in Chicago. When I told my professors about my dream to start my own theater/venue and for it to be self-sustaining with no outside grants or other help, they told me that I was being unrealistic. Well, 6 years later, after having started The Loft Music Venue in 2010 on a shoe-string budget and mostly as a hobby, we have become one of the best venues in our city. I feel very blessed to have started something that was such a personal dream that has become a huge success. The Loft was born out of love for the arts and for people. That’s why hosting weddings, receptions and private parties is such a joy for me and my staff. It has also given me the opportunity to showcase one of my greatest passions: photography. As the owner and main photographer at The Loft, I find it hard to believe that I am literally living out my dreams. It is awesome.