The Beacham will hold a public memorial for assistant manager Shamon Galloway on Friday


Shamon Galloway
  • Shamon Galloway
To those of us who are part of the nightlife, the people who work the floor of the clubs, venues and bars are a kind of family. Even if you aren't a regular, their charge is to take care of you. Be it drinks or safety, they got you.

But if you are a regular anywhere, these people become a key part of the welcome and the experience, the faces of these places. At all the spots I frequent most for shows, the night is always bookended with a series of handshakes, hugs and high-fives with staff on the way in and on the way out. That presence, that soul, is especially defining with the veterans of the joint.

Shamon Galloway worked at downtown sister clubs the Social and the Beacham for over 10 years, most recently as an assistant manager. Sadly, news of his passing this week means those places will be absent his light. But to capture it one last time, the Beacham is holding a public memorial for Galloway on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Go pay respect.

Shamon Galloway memorial
  • Shamon Galloway memorial

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