After officially closing their doors in December, Darcie Roy and Debby Phillips have announced a new location and an opening date for Muse Music.
“We’d been looking for a space that could accommodate our objective: supporting local music while providing an enticing space for touring acts,” Roy said. “Finding a location on Center Street, of all places, was like winning the lottery.”
Muse will open Sept. 11, at 247 W. Center Street. The new location will feature expanded load-in space, a “unique green room” and rehearsal areas. Muse will no longer feature the cafe that once served Ultimate Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Italian sodas and Molly’s Mormon Margaritas. Roy said that the cafe in the previous location simply took up too much space and didn’t make it a viable music venue.
Muse is an all-ages venue that will support more than just live music. Muse plans to host events including comedy acts, storytelling, open mic mights and poetry slams.
Roy and Phillips hope to foster artistic success in several artistic genres while providing varied, quality entertainment. They hope that the location change will help continue to unite participants in the Utah music scene.
Muse’s welcome open show will be Sept. 11 and will feature Provo natives VanLadyLove and MiNX. Both were finalists in this year’s City Weekly Best of Utah Music. An opener is still to be announced.
Roy and Phillips purchased Muse from Colin Hatch and Justin Hyatt in 2012. It originally opened on Provo’s 100 block more than 10 years ago.