Banjo Jim’s Farewell Shows

East Village live music venue Banjo Jim’s is closing. After a 2 week reprieve, Monday August 15th is now scheduled to be the last night. The bar, named for the late Banjo Jim Croce, opened in 2005 in the space formerly known as Bar Code, 9C, Redbar & Clubhouse. Proprietor Lisa Zwier-Croce named the space in tribute to her husband, and the venue became known as a home to bluegrass music in NYC.

Here is is the line-up of a few more special farewell shows:

Friday, August 12

Philip Lynch 9pm

The Hippy Nuts 10pm

Saturday, August 13

Open mic hosted by Wayne Kral – 2:30pm

John Powers & the Open Mic Players

featuring Paul Thornton – 7pm

The Mac McCarty Revue featuring:

The Mac McCarty 9pm

LJ Murphy 10pm

Evan Fricks 11pm

Sunday, August 14

Kelley Swindall – 7pm

Blues on Sunday featuring:

Scott Stein – 8pm

Lizzie and the Makers – 9pm

Monday, August 15

Kelli King

During the final days, musicians have been showing up for impromptu sessions. If you are a musicians and would like to come down and play, they have a very loose schedule and would appreciate your talent and energy. You can call the bar any night to see what’s already going on. The number is 212-777-0869.

The great East Village blog EV Grieve reports that in its place, a new artisanal cocktail bar will be opened by Robert Ceraso, formerly of The Blue Seats.

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