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A Creative Super-Collider


“Little circles in a big circle, making some noise…”

The Tambourine Collaboratory—aka The Tambourine, located at 59 N. 2nd Ave. (next to the Holiday Music Motel)—expands the Holiday’s mission, serving its location by facilitating year round collaboration and excitement in the creative community. Like Steel Bridge Construction Zone’s immersive environment, The Tambourine creates serendipity through proximity. Frequent opportunities for interaction keep everyone inspired and motivated throughout the year.

The Tambourine’s beating heart is The Tambourine Lounge, a non-alcoholic “mocktail” bar with a classic lounge atmosphere. Best defined as a “social club,” it’s where members meet, hang out, brainstorm, play music, discuss plans for world domination, etc. Located directly inside the 2nd Ave. main entrance, it provides comfortable seating, a record player, CD jukebox, and a stage with a sound system for spontaneous happenings and special events including The Holiday’s weekly WRiTERS NiGHT original open-mic as well as a handful of house concerts throughout the year.

Come see and hear for yourself!!

Tambourine collaborative lounge

Downstairs from the lounge is a basement warehouse-type space—once known as “the lab”—where our friend Gabe Egeland’s dad, Gabriel “Bob” Egeland (aka “Eggy”) worked with high-end audio, contributing to the development of multitrack recording in its dawning days. Historic recordings on the seminal Chess label (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry…) were made on Ampex machines modified by Mr. Egeland in his Sturgeon Bay lab—right downstairs from what would one day become The Tambourine Lounge!

Tambourine collaborative concert

This historic basement lab is the ideal setting for our own sound lab, a combined rehearsal, recording, and performance space where we can develop concepts, build systems, train engineers, shoot video, play loud rock late at night (being underground, the sound doesn’t carry!) And if we run out of room, there’s an even bigger warehouse space beyond the back wall! …

The possibilities are unending!!!!

The Tambourine Collaboratory also provides space for:

* Citizens For Our Bridge DBA Steel Bridge Creative Foundation (501c3) offices
* Steel Bridge Radio
* studio spaces for visual artists & private instrument instructors
* recording studio
* rehearsal space
* video editing/live streaming suite

We are proud to be a hub that assembles a well-rounded multi-disciplinary group of artists willing to share their resources and expertise in audio, video, web design, software, marketing & promotion, graphics and other arts, who collectively embody the talent, tools, and temperament necessary to produce important, exciting, marketable work that both benefits the arts and entertainment community as well as enriches the community itself as a whole by inspiring others to create, collaborate and contribute their ideas and talents to the world around them.

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