The Flamingo Hotel in Whalley is closing forever.
The operators are planning to continue producing live music and other events join our mailing list for updates http://eepurl.com/ggHMCv
Our last show is on February 23 - CLICK HERE FOR INFO.
Reviving the Flamingo property and reopening the venues on site was an opportunity given to us by Charan Sethi of Tien Sher Group of Companies. When we started this project in January of 2018, we were granted full access to revitalize the Flamingo as we saw fit. We were able to operate rent free, as long as we paid a portion of the property taxes. We had a great 2018.
As we celebrated our first anniversary, we were informed that the City of Surrey has rezoned the Flamingo property. The resulting increased property taxes, utility rate hikes and insurance premiums have made it impossible for not only our business, but for any business to operate on the Flamingo site.
Everyone in the live music business has heard of these stories happening in Vancouver. We thought we were safe. We were wrong, and as a result another live music venue bites the dust.
The dust won’t settle until after our last event on February 23rd. There will be more details for those that wish to participate and play in that show. In the interim, if you would like to have a show before February 23rd , contact us. We are operational until that time.
We want to thank all of the promoters we have worked with and individual artists that had shows at the Flamingo.
Some of the key players in this project and people who we would like to thank are:
Shara Pritchard Nixon
Long & McQuade (Surrey)
Randeep S. Sarai
Live Acts Canada
Cecil English and Donna Mabbett
City of Surrey
The Flamingo has had a colourful, storied past since 1953. We are really happy that we got to be a part of this, even for one year.