Rum Boogie Cafe Celebrates 30 Years


The hanging guitars at the Rum Boogie Cafe. - SUZANNE MCCLAIN
  • Suzanne Mcclain
  • The hanging guitars at the Rum Boogie Cafe.

The Rum Boogie Cafe will celebrate 30 years on Beale this weekend with a whole slew of live shows. Opened on Friday, May 8th in 1985, the Rum Boogie Cafe has been the home of many legendary Beale Street performers, in addition to being a watering hole for tourists and locals alike. The anniversary activities will follow the official opening of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame, see below for the complete list of performers and show times.

Friday, May 8th

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The 4th Annual Beale Street Mess Around featuring: Janiva Magness, Jarekus Singleton, Brandon Santini, Mick Kolassa, Igor Prado, "Monster" Mike Welch, Anthony Geraci, Annika Chambers, Jeff Jensen, John Primer, Bob Corritore, and many more. $10, all ages.

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Tas Cru and his Band of Tortured Souls.

10:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Vizztone Label Group presents the Blues Party On Beale. This All-Star showcase will be hosted by former Muddy Waters sideman and multiple Blues Music Award winner Bob Margolin, featuring special guests: Brandon Santini, Amanda Fish, Dave Gross, Long Tall Deb, Rob Stone, Bob Corritore, and many more.

Saturday, May 9th

5:30-8:30 p.m. at Fubar (Rum Boogie upstairs)
Women in Blues Showcase:
An afternoon of the finest emerging blues talent.

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Gracie Curran and the High Falutin’ Band.

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