"Rendez-vous Tuesdays" at The Stage!
The Stage, Miami’s premiere live music venue launches "Rendez-vous Tuesday", a French inspired happy hour taking place from 5pm to 9pm every week. Sasha-Alexandre Torres, the co-owner of The Stage, talks to us about French "Rendez-vous Tuesday" in this unique place in Miami.
- Could you present yourself and tell us a few words about The Stage?
My name is Sasha-Alexandre Torres, I am the very proud co-owner of The Stage.
The Stage is Miami’s premiere live music venue located in the heart of Miami’s Design District boasting the best South Florida acts and touring bands from across the US.
Voted by the Miami New Times as “Best Live Music Venue,” The Stage lives up to its accolades with live music nightly, great happy hour, rotating food trucks and drink specials.
The Stage provides comfortable unobstructed views of the stage from both our outdoor courtyard where we feature pétanque. Our interior space is a smoke free environment with comfortable seating all around, bottle service, three full bars, nearly 200 safely lit city parking spots and ease of access from the highway.
- You are launching Rendez-Vous Tuesdays? Can you tell us a bit more about this event?
"Rendez-vous Tuesday" is a French inspired happy hour taking place from 5pm to 9pm every week. Guests can enjoy pétanque in our courtyard, drink specials including $4 Ricard cocktails, French movies on our screens, a mix of great musical acts including French musicians, great DJ’s mixing in great French hits as well.
We always feature a different food truck so guests can come straight after work for dinner and drinks! We’re hoping to bring delicious crepes soon, too! It’s the perfect ambiance for a laid-back Tuesday evening with great people.
- Pétanque tournament? Is this a genuine thing in Miami?
I have been playing pétanque for a few years and have found a great group of fellow pétanque enthusiasts.
It’s a great, friendly yet competitive sport and we felt that it would be a great addition to our happy hour. We decided to create a French themed happy hour because of this and Ricard was happy to jump on board which pairs perfectly with pétanque! We offer great $4 Ricard cocktails and two for one drink specials.
- What about the music? The Stage is recognized as one of the best live scenes of Miami - what do you have in mind?
We are looking forward to featuring acts like singer/songwriter Vincent Raffard and Lolo Reskin who has DJ’d before for Alliance Francais events. We plan to feature our resident DJ’s like DJ Manuvers and DJ Drop D as well who always play great music as well.
- Why this French spirit? Do you have a special tie to France and French Culture?
Because of my special relationship with pétanque and our new pétanque court we decided to create a French themed happy hour. I always envisioned our courtyard to have a pétanque court and building it was just a great addition to our outdoor space.
My business partner and The Stage co-owner, Carlos Garcia also has close ties to New Orleans and an appreciation for French culture and music as well. Miami is such a multi-cultural place, it’s almost an intrinsic quality to appreciate other cultures.
- Anything you want to add?
I’m looking forward to having a great Tuesday night and hope you all join me!
I really think we have a great event lined up and hope everyone who attends has a great time. The Stage is really a great place any night of the week!
I want to especially thank Alliance Française South Florida for supporting this event, they are a great addition to our community and it means a lot to have them onboard.
Address: The Stage 170 NE 38th St Miami Fl 33137
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