Clintonville’s Lost Weekend Records celebrated its 15th anniversary in January, but starting Thursday, the record store takes over Ace of Cups to honor its birthday with a three-night musical celebration.
Kyle Siegrist, owner of Lost Weekend Records, has been throwing anniversary shows in Columbus since 2005. But this year, he decided to go above and beyond.
“This year being 15, I wanted to go big,” Siegrist said. “I thought, ‘Well, if I could do three nights, I could do five bands a night, that’s 15 bands for 15 years.’”
All three nights of music will be held at Ace of Cups, located right down the street from Siegrist’s store at 2960 N. High St. Lost Weekend’s anniversary shows have been held at the venue since the bar first opened in 2011.
“Every year, we’ve done a Lost Weekend Records anniversary show, but this is the first time when we’ve done multiple days like this,” said Bobby Miller, the booking manager for Ace of Cups. “But it just makes sense…15 years is a big number, that’s something to be proud of.”
Miller and Siegrist have been working together since Miller first began working at Ace of Cups, about 3 1/2 years ago, although the two have known each other for more than a decade, through the store and local music scene.
A Columbus native, Siegrist has been very involved in the city’s music scene for a long time. The majority of the acts this weekend are from the area, a deliberate choice. Local groups include Corbezzolo, Brainbow and Grunge Dad.
“I’m very pro-Columbus musicians, I always have been,” Siegrist said. “I like to get a good mixture of Columbus bands that maybe wouldn’t always be on the same bill, but I think would … fit well.”
Siegrist is confident in the eclectic lineup for his show this weekend; his main concern is bad weather dissuading people from coming.
“That’s the one thing that’s totally out of my control,” Siegrist said.
Miller is unconcerned with the turnout. He’s confident that people will show up to support Siegrist and his store.
“Kyle’s a great dude and he’s got definitely one of the best record stores in town, and we love supporting Lost Weekend and this event,” Miller said. “Hopefully we can keep doing it another 15 years.”
The three-day event will start at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ace of Cups. Tickets are $5 at the door.