Enough stage space, security and a conducive fan interaction base are some of the basics gig organisers value when looking for a live act venue.
A deficit in such attributes is now a thing of the past as one of the oldest hospitality places in Salima, Mwambiya Lodges, has constructed a new live performances stage.
Mwambiya Lodges manager George Kanyowire said the aim is to provide a platform for artists to showcase their talent.
“In some venues it is easy for intruders to flock in and invade the performance as their security is easily beaten”.
“Here no one can jump our fence, neither interfere live acts as we have enough security personnel during such events,” he said
He further said its proximity to the district’s central point makes the place a better platform for family entertainment.
In reaction, one of the country’s upcoming artists Machuluka of the Zowala za Mwana Wangu fame, said he had been searching for such venues to perform in the lakeshore district.
“When I am ready I will perform there because we really lacked venues of such calibre,” he said.
Earlier last year, one of the district’s frequent performers soldier Lucius Banda called for more venues for live performances after one of his shows was interrupted by violent intruders.
Meanwhile, the venue is expected to host a music show involving artists such as Kapadocia, Vube and Zika-B soon.