Several months ago, Alibi reported that Club Rhythm and Blues, sadly, was closing, at least temporarily. The news set off something of a firestorm with regard to those involved in the exceptional Nob Hill live music venue at the time, but came from an inside source and, lo and behold, turned out to be true. Club Rhythm and Blues officially closed its doors following a farewell Halloween show last year. But as further proof of reincarnation, we're happy to announce that Club Rhythm and Blues will reopen in March with a month-long series of events planned as the grand reopening celebration. The doors will open for the first time in more than four months on Thursday, March 4, to reintroduce the club to its former cast of regulars and, with a little luck, a new crop of live music fans. On Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, Albuquerque Blues Connection will take the stage, ushering in the first weekend of live music under the new ownership.
Club Rhythm and Blues will continue its long history of offering one of the finest open mic nights in town, beginning Wednesday, March 10 with Harvey and the Prowlers, and on consecutive Wednesdays thereafter with a variety of local hosts, including Alibi's very own Rachel Heisler, who will host the New Artist Series about once a month. For more information on upcoming performances and special events at Club Rhythm and Blues, visit www.ClubRB.com.