The Blue Note screens Beyonce's 'Lemonade' movie
COLUMBIA - The Blue Note will honor an iconic pop singer with a special event Saturday night.
The popular downtown music venue will screen Beyonce's feature-length movie set to her new album.
The movie-musical event, called "Lemonade: A Celebration of Queen Bey" will showcase the movie at 9:30 p.m., followed by a DJ who will be "dropping Beyonce and Destiny's Child jams, mixed with other videos from a wide array of females of pop," according to the Blue Note's website.
Nick Soha, the store manager at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio, a vendor-partner of the Blue Note, says the event is great promotion.
"There are a lot of Beyonce fans, especially college-aged kids... It's great promotion, a great way to have an event over there, and I'm sure there's going to be a lot of people there," he said.
Soha said he sees the event as catering to a specific demographic but also responding to what the community wants.
"I think it's a little bit of both, I mean yeah it's definitely a demographic, but I mean there are so many Beyonce fans out there, young and old, this would be a community event," Soha said.
Soha said he believes The Blue Note's events that show films are often a big success.
The Blue Note ranked 82nd in the world and 72nd in the United States in ticket sales, according to Pollstar Magazine rankings released August 2016.