Arlene’s Grocery Celebrates Two Decades on the LES with Week of Entertainment
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Arlene’s Grocery, September 2010
Twenty years of business is nothing to sneeze at in this ever-changing neighborhood. Especially when you’re a music venue. If CBGB’s closure taught us anything, it’s that no club is indispensable. And with places like The Living Room relocating to Brooklyn, and Cake Shop’s perpetual attempts to stay afloat through crowdfunding, there’s a wary outlook for the future of music on the Lower East Side.
Be that as it may, Arlene’s Grocery is showing the love for its patrons by throwing a birthday bash to commemorate bringing twenty big ones of live tunes and art to the hood. Party time! Excellent!
The venue has a tremendous celebration planned November 15-21 with the return of Arlene’s famed Open Mic night, downtown rocker Tommy London’s legendary rock show, and performances by New York artists Grace Weber and Tall Juan, just to name a few.
Arlene’s Grocery opened its doors back in 1995. It’s been a stepping stone for artists like Jeff Buckley, The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, and even Lady Gaga, while still maintaining a strong emerging artist presence.
A complete schedule of events will be announced on Wednesday, November 11.