History still haunts the walls of 23 Club back in the days when the town, now known as Brisbane, earned the reputation of being a haven for lawlessness. Old canvasses hang on the wall delineating the gruesome past when bourbon and blood poured freely like it was normal and as natural as rainfall. Stories are told that drunkards would gamble and bet their fingers, then lose, then cut them off right on the bar counter. Ears would get bitten off from brawls, back then when fighting was considered an art form.
Ghosts of legends past also share the walls of 23. The voices of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis and other music legends echo throughout this rough wooden structure. They all have performed live and in person in this world famous venue and a collection of autographed pictures hangs on the wall to commemorate the presence and the legacy these music giants left behind.
The 23 Club legacy continues.
Built by John DeMarco in 1941, 23 Club is a personification of the history of Brisbane and the house itself has been a touchstone of Western American musical culture.
Mound of Venus
Friday, March 7
Bubbles on Fire
Burlesque and Variety Show
Saturday, March 7
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GREASERS AND TEASERS! Go back to a time when BIG cars were the standard and BIG HIPS told no lies! The 1950s classic tribute to a shimmy, shake & sock hop! Come on baby, let's do BURLESQUE!