Fox Valley Music Foundation hosts demo days at new, live music venue

The Fox Valley Music Foundation will begin interior demolition work at 21 S. Broadway starting in early March.

The group plans to remove drop ceiling apparatus, tear down drywall and studs, and remove some flooring starting on March 5. Organizers said the work is part of the redevelopment agreement with the city of Aurora. They hope that the interior demo work is complete by the weekend of March 10 and 11, and to that end, they set up a public Facebook invitation welcoming others to assist those last two days.

“Our goal is to complete our part of the demolition during the Demo Party weekend, before turning the space back over to the City of Aurora so that they can finish up what they need to do before “officially” handing us the keys to our, and your, new live music venue,” an organizer wrote in the Facebook event.

On March 10 and 11, two shifts will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

According to organizers, participants will mostly be carrying and tossing items into a dumpster as most of the work will be accomplished ahead of time.

If volunteers have electrical, plumbing or flooring skills, the group requests that they contact them ahead of time.

Volunteers should bring gloves, safety goggles, and a hat, and apply additional safety considerations. Volunteers will also need to sign a waiver

For more details, visit the Facebook event here.

“At the very least, this is an opportunity to check out the old Woolworth building before it’s transformed, and to talk to us about what the new live music venue is going to look like and what we plan to do with space once we open up in the fall (if not sooner),” an organizer posted.

Dennis Kintop is the General Contractor for the redevelopment project and will be the person in charge of demolition and build out.

The layout and interior design for the Fox Valley Music Foundation’s new home was produced by architect Steve Vasilion, with input from FVMF. Renderings of the proposed layout and interior design will be available for checking out at the Demo Party.