New venue opens for teens; late night for adults
By: Amy Armour
A new venue has opened in St. Peters offering entertainment geared toward the entire family.
“Glow” The Music Café opened in mid-September in the Tiffany Plaza on the corner of Mexico and Spencer Creek roads. Co-owned by husband and wife team Ken and Diamond Brown, the café will provide a variety of entertainment for teens during the day and adults in the evening hours.
Teens are welcome to stop by any day between11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to perform karaoke, play an instrument, sing a song on the platform stage, do their homework, write on the chalkboard wall or grab a slice of pizza. The 2,100-square-foot café includes an area designed to look like home, with a couple of leather coaches and a 70-inch flat screen television hooked up with video games.
“In the afternoons, teens can come by after school and hang out — play Xbox or watch TV,” Diamond Brown said.
A snack bar serves slices of pizza, popcorn, nachos and soft drinks. Teens looking for a creative outlet can try out their new song or poem center stage — on a stage — utilizing the glowing microphone.
“Glow will cater to exposing local artists who act, sing (all genres), perform comedy, etc.,” Diamond said.
“Young singer/songwriters can try out their song in a live atmosphere,” said Ken Brown.
Families can also rent Glow to host parties, anniversaries and events. Ken Brown said Glow has already received a lot of bookings, including a Princess Birthday Party, complete with a singing Rapunzel.
Starting Sept. 28, Glow will transform from 9 p.m. to1 a.m. to “AfterGlow” a live entertainment venue for adults 21 and older. The club will offer comedy nights on Mondays, and live music of all different genres on all other nights. And alcoholic beverages will be served.
“Our goal is to be more like a ‘Cheers’ where everyone knows your name. We’re like a home away from home,” Diamond said.
Ken said AfterGlow offers adults a place to hear great live music close to home.
“You don’t have to go downtown (St. Louis) to hear some good music…we’re right here in your community,” Ken said.
And the couple is working on several different ideas for future entertainment, including a murder mystery night on Sundays.
“We’re constantly thinking of new ways to bring the family together with all different kinds of entertainment,” said Diamond.
And both Ken and Diamond Brown are experts in entertainment. Ken created Smooth Glass Entertainment, a global recorded music company in St. Peters, in 1980. He has worked with rap legends Salt and Pepa, musicians from Prince’s group the New Power Generation, and many independent projects for aspiring recording artists. Diamond has performed at the Apollo and wrote and performed a sports anthem with the St. Louis Steamers soccer team.
“Being able to support local talent in St. Charles County is exciting for us,” said Diamond. “We love to promote music.”
For more information about Glow or Afterglow visit www.glowstpeters.com