The Grove at GPAC should host visitors in the spring of 2020 after the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $5 million contract last week – the final approval needed before construction begins.
The venue north of the Germantown Performing Arts Center will present live performances, but also serve as a casual setting of its indoor events. Paul Chandler, executive director, said some GPAC shows will be simulcast on a 32-foot-wide high-definition “video wall.” The wall will be kept on the back of the stage and move when used.
“This video wall mechanism is designed to build audiences not only for GPAC, but all of its users,” Chandler said mentioning the various local performing groups that use GPAC’s indoor space.
The Grove’s video wall – connected to the indoor space – is the third of its kind in the United States, according to Chandler. He said seven other venues are exploring the concept.