“I’m pretty involved in the music scene in Provo, Utah so most of the bands that I do bring are from Utah or the Provo area,” said Devine, the event coordinator.
He relates his experience with concerts when he was a kid.
“Ever since I was little my parents would tell me ‘no Jerren, you can’t go to this show’ and I’d be a little rascal and sneak out,” Devine said. “It’s just in my blood; it’s in my blood.”
This past Friday, Nov. 5, Devine booked two Provo-based bands: Spirit-City and Festive People.
“So we found Rexburg, we haven’t played here before so we’re excited to debut here,” said Nate Young, singer and front man for Spirit City.
Getting in contact with the bands is a relatively simple process.
“I was just on Facebook, and he sent me a message; it’s pretty simple these days,” said John Lane, lead singer for Festive People
Coordinating events like these has become much easier.
“Yeah, I think verbatim he said ‘hey do you guys want to play in Rexburg?’,” said Cori Place, bassist for Spirit City.
With the Romance Theater as a prime venue, Devine said he continues to book bands and has high hopes for the future of the Rexburg music scene.
“With the music scene, I want lots and lots of shows, tight-knit community family-like where everybody from every band knows everybody and they go out to shows, and shows keep getting bigger and bigger,” Devine said.
Devine said, although not at that goal yet, the show this past Friday with Spirit City and Festive People is a start on the journey to this dream.
“We thought it was a blast, I was kind of skeptical,” said Vance Long, event participant and sophomore studying nursing. “I was like, ‘what is this band?’ I didn’t really have an idea, but I was very impressed.”
This is just the start, there are a plethora of shows in the wings of the stage for Rexburg.