From Jeremy Hobbs of Colgay Pride via Press Release:
On behalf of the LGBT Community, You are hereby invited to attend the RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY with Columbus Georgia City Councilor Pops Barnes for Columbus Georgia’s NEW LGBT Night Club – The Velvet Room on August 4th 7 pm. There will be food and fun for all to be had and we look forward to giving our citizens a tour of this new historic achievement for LGBT Columbus.
For the past month, we have worked out all the kinks and decorated our new home away from home for all our LGBT community to feel welcomed as they walk through the door. For the past five years Colgay Pride Director Jeremy Hobbs has been hearing from our community “WE WANT A GAY BAR” and now, thanks to the POWERHOUSE LGBT TEAM PARTNERSHIP of Jeremy Hobbs and Latweet Weldon that dream and wanting is now a reality. A lot of heavy planning went into this location on Midtown Drive. One year ago, we heard of the historic mass shooting that stole 49 individuals from our lives at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida and it just so happens this location formerly the Medallion was also a location involved in a shooting last year from patrons that claimed three lives. What better place to start a NEW CHAPTER in LGBT Entertainment and Safety than learning from the mistakes of others in the past and making changes that will be better for Midtown Columbus and the LGBT Community. The goal was to give our LGBT community something they have yet to experience in Columbus Georgia. THE FULL RED-CARPET EXPERIENCE from entry to the dance floor. We offer our patrons STATE OF THE ART LIGHTING AND SOUND as well as a comfortable atmosphere where anyone can feel at home. And most importantly HIGH-LEVEL SECURITY. We are determined to ensure what took place at this location formerly the Medallion as well as what took place at Pulse Night club in Orlando NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN here in Columbus Georgia. Everyone deserves the right to go out and have fun and return home safely and we make certain of this week after week. In fact, the CPD Sergeant for that area as well as on duty officers have stopped through and told us how much they appreciate the difference in our club and how is has lowered the problem issues for that sector of town. We are making MIDTOWN DRIVE safe again and proud to announce The Velvet Room is now a LGBT Safe Zone for our citizens.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony get ready for the REUNION SHOW OF THE CENTURY starring Columbus Georgia LGBT Icons Latweet Weldon, Zoria Garcia, Matasha Latweet Black and of course Candy Ohara as well as Guest DJ and Former LGBT Night Club Owner Tammy Lamb who will be celebrating her birthday with us. There will be contests and prizes and raffles and of course music that will keep you dancing till we close the doors. The Velvet Room is designed for our LGBT Community but ALL ARE WELCOME. Everyone, any gender or race or sexual preference enjoy a good show and Friday Night the BEST SHOW IN COLUMBUS GEORGIA for 2017 will take place. So grab your best dance shoes and some friends and come on out to the once dream and now reality….Velvet Room LGBT Night Club.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JEREMY HOBBS 706-580-6239
WE REQUEST MEDIA COVERAGE FROM ALL NEWS SOURCES and ALL MEDIA OUTLETS ARE AUTHORIZED TO USE VISUALS FOR MEDIA AND NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION. INTERVIEWS ARE WELCOME. PLEASE HAVE CAMERA CREWS ON LOCATION BY 6:45 PM TO CONDUCT INTERVIEWS. POPS BARNES HAS ANOTHER ENGAGEMENT 7:30 PM
Enjoy the Show!
The Velvet Room is located at 1818 Midtown Drive, Columbus Georgia.