The Orbit Room’s Future Uncertain As Longtime Manager Ted Smith Departs for HopCat Detroit
By John Sinkevics | Local Spins
Less than a year after the death of The Orbit Room owner Don Dorshimer, the future of the longtime Grand Rapids concert venue is up in the air now that manager Ted Smith is leaving to head up booking at the new HopCat in Detroit.
After more than 11 years booking shows at the 1,700-capacity venue, Smith told Orbit Room staff members over the weekend that he’s leaving the venue and plans to move to Detroit in November.
The last concert currently booked at the venue is hard rock’s Black Veil Brides on Dec. 8.