The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

lespecial w/ Flux Capacitor
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

lespecial w/ Flux Capacitor

lespecial w/ Flux Capacitor

Friday March 22nd

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Advance ticket/ $12 Day of show

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lespecial carve their own sonic path in modern music, creating their signature blend of “heavy future groove”. The power trio’s fresh synthesis of varied and divergent influences doesn’t underestimate the listener, reflecting a post-modern cultural climate in which fans have space on their aural palette for J Dilla, Radiohead, King Crimson and Fela Kuti. Veering from hip-hop to metal, prog to house, pensive indie-rock to apocalyptic dub, leaving room for head banging and hip swaying alike, while still presenting a unified sound and vision.

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Mallett Brothers w/ These Wild Plains
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Mallett Brothers w/ These Wild Plains

Mallett Brothers w/ These Wild Plains

Saturday March 23rd

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 advance Ticket/ $15 Ticket day of show

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The Mallett Brothers Band is an independent rock and roll / Americana / country band from Maine. Their busy tour schedule since forming in 2009 has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds.

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Elle Sera w/ Ian Biggs
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Elle Sera w/ Ian Biggs

Elle Sera w/ Ian Biggs

Sunday March 24th

Doors at 6pm Show at 7pm

$10 Ticket

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Elle's convergence of grit and grace separates her from so many singer-songwriters of today.  She is pure emotion and intention.  All pouring out of a barely 5’ frame.  From her roots in CT to gaining a foothold in NYC, Elle Sera is known for her soul-jolting songs, striking lyrics, edgy melodies, and resounding rhythms.  On a lifelong mission to create a sense of unshakable solidarity with people worldwide by harnessing the infinite power of musical storytelling she is ever-branching out to reach new audiences and share her passion of music and the power of her voice.  Having toured locally in the U.S and internationally in Europe she’s making her way charming audiences with her raw honest performances and a voice that makes listeners take note and lean in closer.

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Open Mic Night
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Every Tuesday

Sign up at 7:30pm

Backline provided includes Drum Set, Bass amp, Guitar amp, Hammond Organ

Now serving “B Flat” Panini Sandwiches

Shock Wave will be the featured artist this month at The Acoustics Open Mic Night, and it's going to be an awesome night with Half Full Brewery on site as well!

Sign-ups start at 7:30, and all forms of performance art are welcome. The Acoustic has a full backline provided, so all you need is your guitar, bass, harmonica, voice, whatever your performance of choice might be.

Half Full will be in attendance pouring samples of their beer as well as giveaways. To make it even better, every performer will receive a free pint glass!! How can you go wrong?

A night of good music, good drinks, and fun people. You know you want to be there!

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The Spadtastics
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Spadtastics

The Spadtastics

Thursday March 28th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

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The Spadtastics

 

“The Spadtastics” is a terrible name for a Grateful Dead cover band. So they make up for it by playing their collective asses off—creating lysergic-laced interstellar jams that will make you question reality and quit your day job. They reach into your solar plexus, tear out your heart, and beat it with mallets made of cocobolo, milled steel, and peonies, and shove it back in at the end of the set. You don’t just leave a Spadtastics show having been entertained; you are made a better, more compassionate human being.

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Tweed w/ Sex on Decks
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Tweed w/ Sex on Decks

Tweed w Sex on Decks

Friday March 29th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

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Philadelphia's funktronica powerhouse, Tweed, is filling dance floors with their high-energy fusion of funk, disco, progressive rock, and electronica. Just as their namesake fabric of mingling colors and textures, Tweed has interwoven a psychedelic web of high energy performance and improvisation. Their collaboration can take listeners from multi-layered visions through the psyche to sweaty, raging, disco dance parties driven by their own incessant beat. With national tours, countless festival appearances, and a uniquely cohesive sound, they have proven they can bring the fun anywhere they go.


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The Nth Power at The Acoustic
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

The Nth Power at The Acoustic

The Nth Power at The Acoustic

Sunday March 31st

Doors at 7pm Show at 8pm

$12 presale/ $15 day of show

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Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.

The trio hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce’s world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Nevilles New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Browns Body perfectly compliments singer and guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane.

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No Mind w/s/g Zillawatt
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

No Mind w/s/g Zillawatt

No Mind w/s/g Zillawatt

Thursday April 4th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

TICKETS

No Mind's sound is an eclectic mashup of Funk Infused Rock, Reggae, Dub, and Jazz Winners of Locals Live 2017, No Mind has shared stages with Many of New England’s best acts including West End Blend, Bella’s Bartok, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Strange Machines, Will Evans, The Mushroom Cloud, Shakedown, JOON, and Many More.

ZILLAWATT

Zillawatt is a CT based original Fusion-Funk band with roots in jam, hip-hop, and jazz-fusion music. As a four piece featuring guitar, bass, drums, and sax/keys, their vibe is energetic, kinetic, and versatile – combining sizzling chops and strong creativity to take you on musical trip you won’t forget!

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Uncle Ebeneezer a Tribute to Phish
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Uncle Ebeneezer a Tribute to Phish

Uncle Ebeneezer a Tribute to Phish
Friday April 5th
Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm
$10

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Uncle Ebenezer are four musicians and Phish fans who are dedicated to spreading the joy and excitement of the live Phish experience. Combining accuracy and musicianship with whimsical performance, Uncle Ebenezer seeks to light up clubs and venues the way Phish did when they played intimate settings. The rich history of Phish's career and the part it played in Uncle Ebenezer's lives inspires them to recreate the sound, look, and feel of those amazing performances.

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2nd Annual Dance Party with Big Yachty & Little Black Dog
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

2nd Annual Dance Party with Big Yachty & Little Black Dog

2nd Annual Dance Party with Big Yachty & Little Black Dog

Saturday April 6th

Door at 7:30 PM Show at 8:30 PM

$30 donation includes 1 hr open bar

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Come and dance the night away with the smooth sounds of Big Yachty in support of Little Black Dog Rescue. 

Suggested donation is $30/person and first hour of drinks are on us! CAPACITY is 180 people, guaranteed spot through PayPal Pool... Donations collected at the door BUT preferred through link: 
paypal.me/pools/c/8bnI9c9cR1 
EVERY penny goes to Little Black Dog Rescue


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Dr Fameus w/s/g Shwizz
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Dr Fameus w/s/g Shwizz

Dr Fameus w/s/g Shwizz

Friday April 12th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$12 advance Ticket/ $15 Ticket day of show

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DrFameus is an electronic music project created by the versatile drummer, Allen Aucoin. Allen explores many realms with DrFameus ranging from breakbeats to drum 'n' bass to dubstep to techno/house.

ShwizZ is a one of a kind duo from Nyack, New York. Drawing a substantial influence from classic progressive rock and funk, they consistently put their musical abilities to the test to deliver a high intensity and musically immersive show. By using thier skills in the studio, the duo is able to recreate the feeling of listening a record, only live in front of your face!

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Stella Blues Band
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Stella Blues Band

Stella Blues Band at The Acoustic

Saturday April 13th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$12 advance Ticket/ $15 Ticket day of show

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With talent and Dead-ication, Stella confidently delivers tunes from all stages of the Grateful Dead's 30-year run: from hits like Truckin’, Touch of Grey and Shakedown, to the groovin’ late 60s jams of St. Stephen, Lovelight and Hard to Handle, to the most complex tunes from deep in the repertoire like Unbroken Chain, Help on the Way/Slipknot and Here Comes Sunshine. Most of all, Stella captures the unique sound and adventurous spirit of the music and that special feeling and community unique to Grateful Dead shows. Our attention to the details of sound and love of the music are apparent from the first note of an SBB show to the last.

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The Mushroom Cloud at The Acoustic
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Mushroom Cloud at The Acoustic

The Mushroom Cloud at The Acoustic

Thursday April 18th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

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The Mushroom Cloud is an explosive funk-rock band from New Haven, CT with Paul Harris on guitar, keys, and vocals, Matt Cuddy on guitar, Max Schiavone on bass, and Russ Harris on drums. Since they formed in 2011, The Cloud's been blending funk, rock, jazz, and electronica into cleverly written passages of music mixed with powerful improv jams. Their organic and original sound is constantly evolving, taking listeners on vibrant journeys in their heads and on the dance floor, and their unique energy resonates deep in the soul. With their second full length albu, "Air Raid," out now everywhere, and a new album in the works, things are heating up for this bright young band! For tour dates and more go to www.themushroomcloudmusic.com.

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Phat A$tronaut, Jelani Sei and Rhythm Incorporated
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Phat A$tronaut, Jelani Sei and Rhythm Incorporated

Phat A$tronaut, Jelani Sei and Rhythm Incorporated

Friday April 19th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

Phat A$tronaut returns to one of CT's premier concert venues, The Acoustic in the artistic Black Rock district of Bridgeport.
Brooklyn based soul/rock act Jelani Sei opens the show!
Western MA based reggae act, Rhythm Incorporated will be direct support!
10 bucks 21+ 8pm doors

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Strange Machines w/ No Mind
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Strange Machines w/ No Mind

Strange Machines return to The Acoustic Friday, April 26th with special guests No Mind!

$12 adv / $15 dos
21+

Strange Machines
Boston-born, New England based quartet Strange Machines have been steadily making a name for themselves in the East Coast jam scene. A true melting pot of musical fusion, with sounds catering to funk, livetronica, rock, reggae and a multitude of other genre’s, all while stringing them together seamlessly to create a fluid and captivating live performance. Their original songs are nuanced by creative composition, practiced precision, and a looseness that allows them to truly explore the music they create.

They have shared the stage with national-touring acts such as The Disco Biscuits, Twiddle, Dopapod, EOTO, The Motet, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, TAUK, Deep Banana Blackout and more. Strange Machines have carved out their own niche in the east coast music scene and show no signs of slowing down.

"Strange Machines is known for powerful, high-energy live performances that explore the depths of their music and cater to a breadth of listeners." - Live For Live Music

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Consider the Source
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Consider the Source

Consider the Source

Thursday May 2nd

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 advance Ticket/ $15 Ticket day of show

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Sci-fi fusion trio Consider the Source defy easy categorization. If intergalactic energy beings, upon their initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built a pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine powered by psychedelic math...it would sound like a cut-rate CTS cover band. With their blend of progressive rock and improvisatory jazz, soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate elements into an utterly original whole. A relentless touring schedule has earned them a fervent following around the world, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies to corpse-painted headbangers.

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Stephane Wrembel
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Stephane Wrembel

Stephane Wrembel at The Acoustic

Friday May 24th

Doors at 7pm Show at 8pm

$20 advance Ticket/$25 Ticket day of show

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Stephane Wrembel is presenting his new album The Django Experiment IV. The Django Experiment is a special series of recordings. The concept is a tribute to the great guitar master, Django Reinhardt; mixing compositions and influences from other landscapes of the musical world, aiming to create an inner journey for the listener.

"Perhaps the most creative improviser in Gypsy jazz today, Mr. Wrembel plays the guitar with a rich and colorful lyricism." - NY Times

Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. To say that Wrembel— who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside— has already had a remarkable career would be an under-statement. This prolific, virtuoso guitarist has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane Wrembel is widely known for “Bistro Fada”, the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar winning film and Grammy Award winning soundtrack, Midnight In Paris.

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Club d'Elf
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Club d'Elf

Club d'Elf

Saturday March 16th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 advance Ticket/ $15 Ticket day of show

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The paradox and the power of the unusually named Club d’Elf become increasingly clear through repeated encounters. Unlike almost any other band, D’Elf’s personnel changes radically from show to show. Fans have their favorite configurations and players, but unlike groups where musicians’ tenures are finite, D’Elf-ians revolve in and out, reappearing in endless combinations. Beyond the cavalcade of characters, the music itself is in constant flux. Individual songs can vary dramatically from performance to performance as new alignments of players make every moment fresh. No two sets are alike. Yet the feeling and philosophy that animate D’Elf remain consistent, the product of the vision and dedication of leader Mike Rivard (aka Micro Vard) and the ongoing contributions of his talented collaborators. Devoted fans have been setting their clocks by the group’s bimonthly appearances at their home base, the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for twenty years now, and the message has traveled around the world.

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Member?
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Member?

Member?

Thursday March 14th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$5 Ticket

Join 'member? as we make a return to The Acoustic in Black Rock to bring you a special tribute to Gorilaz and Daft Punk.

Lineup:
Matt Cuddy- Guitar
Maxim Schiavone- Bass/vocals
Russ Harris- Drums
Paul Harris- Guitar/keys

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Funky Dawgz Brass Band  w/ Ac Unit ft Chris Deangelis and Adrian Tramontano of KUNG FU
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Funky Dawgz Brass Band w/ Ac Unit ft Chris Deangelis and Adrian Tramontano of KUNG FU

Funky Dawgz Brass Band w/ Ac Unit ft Chris Deangelis and Adrian Tramontano of KUNG FU

Saturday March 9th

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

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The Funky Dawgz Brass Band are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

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Psychedelic Beatles present a Tribute to George Harrison
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Psychedelic Beatles present a Tribute to George Harrison

Psychedelic Beatles present a Tribute to George Harrison

Friday March 8th

Doors at 8 PM / Show at 9 PM

$12 advance Tickets / $15 Tickets day of show

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Psychedelic Beatles (Tim Palmieri, Adrian Tramontano, Ron Spears, Dave Lefkin) will team up with members of Legion of Jerry (Jeff Martinson, Jeff Bowen) to pay tribute to the late great George Harrison!

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Mardi Gras featuring Jen Durkin and the Business w/ Tracy Jo and the Toads
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Mardi Gras featuring Jen Durkin and the Business w/ Tracy Jo and the Toads

Mardi Gras ft Jen Durkin and the Business w. Tracy Jo & The Toads
Friday March 1st
Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm
$10 Ticket
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Fronted by Jen “Pipes” Durkin, founding member of Deep Banana Blackout, The Business rolls out originals and covers you just can’t help but groove to! Special guest guitarist Jason Jones (Red Ball Express) will be jumping in to meet the force of keys and organ played by Kris Yunker, founding member of On The Spot Trio. Drummer Kris Studebaker will be holding down the beats alongside bass businessman Rich Zurkowski. With their forces combined, you can’t help but get down to Business!

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After Funk Album Release Tour w/ Lee Ross of Horowitz and No Mind
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

After Funk Album Release Tour w/ Lee Ross of Horowitz and No Mind

AFTER FUNK Album Release Tour w/ Lee Ross of Horowitz and No Mind at The Acoustic
Thursday February 28th
Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm
$10 advance ticket/$12 ticket at the door

After Funk is a fun filled, soul driven, funk-rock explosion.
Hailed as The grooviest band north of the border (Live for Live Music), the Toronto
based funk family have been blazing a trail through the North American music scene
leaving only happy hearts and dancing feet in their wake. The combination of Yanick
Allwood (keyboards & vocals), Jaime Rosenberg (drums), Justin Bontje (bass) and
Phil Tessis (guitar) results in an infectiously fun show, as well as virtuosity and
beauty that will challenge your musical mind. After Funks sound and hard work has
not gone unnoticed; being selected as the Electric Forests Instrumental Forester in
2014 earned them two sets at the festival and they have served as support for Walk
Off The Earth, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Dumpstaphunk, TAUK and more.

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Open Mic Night
Feb
26
10:00 PM22:00

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Every Tuesday

Sign up at 9:30pm (late start due to School of Rock Show)

Backline provided includes Drum Set, Bass amp, Guitar amp, Hammond Organ

Now serving “B Flat” Panini Sandwiches

This weeks open mic is starting late due to the School of Rock show. Sign up starts at 9pm this week and the Open Mic will begin at 10pm

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The Big Takeover w/s/g Bobby Paltauf
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Big Takeover w/s/g Bobby Paltauf

The Big Takeover w/s/g Bobby Paltauf

Saturday February 22nd

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$10 Ticket

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Led by the powerhouse, Jamaican-born singer and songwriter NeeNee Rushie, The Big Takeover's horn-powered global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul and Motown, and their own infectious brand of pop classicism.

Bobby Paltauf

Fairfield County native, Bobby Paltauf is a guitarist and singer that’s been rockin the scene since he was in high school. Now he’s all grown up and rockin just as hard. We are excited to have him open up this event as a solo set.

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Friend's of The Brothers: Celebrating the music of The Allman Brothers Band
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Friend's of The Brothers: Celebrating the music of The Allman Brothers Band

Friend's of The Brothers: Celebrating the music of The Allman Brothers Band

Thursday February 21st

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

$15 advance Ticket/ $20 Ticket Day of show

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Friends of the Brothers return to The Acoustic, our favorite little club in Bridgeport, CT.

Featuring members of Les Brers, the Dickey Betts, Gregg Allman and Jaimoe bands, we celebrate the music of the Allman Brothers Band with passion and power.


Featuring: Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts band), Junior Mack (Jaimoe's Jasssz Band), Lamar Williams Jr. (Les Brers), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman band), Alan Paul (One Way Out), Dave Diamond (Zen Tricksters), Craig Privett (HALF STEP - Grateful Dead Tribute) and Van Romaine (Steve Morse Band).

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Cabin Fever February Residency: A Night at the Movies
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cabin Fever February Residency: A Night at the Movies

Cabin Fever February Residency: A Night at the Movies

Every Wednesday in February

Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

FREE! No Cover!

Wednesday the 20th of Feb, The Acoustic Proudly Presents, a cinematic evening of true enjoyment, themes from all of our favorite movies - A Night at the Movies by Cabin Fever!

This special night will include songs of past and present movies that we all know and love. So come dance and sing along for a night of something extra special.

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Open Mic Night ft Pocket Hotties
Feb
19
7:30 PM19:30

Open Mic Night ft Pocket Hotties

Open Mic Night ft Pocket Hotties

Every Tuesday

Sign up at 7:30pm

Backline provided includes Drum Set, Bass amp, Guitar amp, Hammond Organ

Now serving “B Flat” Panini Sandwiches

Tonight’s featured act is Pocket Hotties! This band is designed to make you DANCE! Mashing up all the greatest party tunes, The Hotties are sure to make you groove!

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