Thursday, June 11, 2009

Acoustic Cafe coming to Main Street

One of the unfortunate parts of turning the Sudworks Taphouse into the new Elbow Room was the severing of ties with booking agent and bar manager Travis Maynard. But it didn’t take long for Maynard to find a new gig; he and Solid Entertainment’s Dave Britt are opening up a new venue called The White Mule, a music pub and eatery at 1530 Main St. That address, you’ll remember, was the site of the dearly departed acoustic café Jammin Java, and Britt says the White Mule will have a similar approach.

“[The White Mule] will feature acoustic acts in the vein of venues like [noted Decatur, Ga., singer-songwriter venue] Eddie’s Attic,” Britt says, “and we will be serving lunch and dinner. We will have cocktail waitresses, offer a full bar and wine by the bottle or glass.”

There’s no opening date set quite yet for The White Mule, but Britt estimates the venue to be up and running by the end of June. Keep checking for updates.

Color The Playlist excited: Maynard did a pretty bang-up job booking Sudworks (and, previously, the Five Points Pub), and Britt has a long and notable track record from his involvement will All-In Entertainment and stints booking and running local venues such as Senate Park. If nothing else, The Playlist is excited at the prospect of live music returning to Main Street. In fact, we’re calling it now: Between the Columbia Museum of Art, The White Mule and the soon-to-be-relocated Nickelodeon Theatre, the corridor of Main Street between Blanding and Hampton streets will be 2010’s new hotspot.

Compliments to Patrick Wall and The Playlist Blog from The Free Times


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