Jefferson Theater to open November 27
The Jefferson Theater, the historic downtown theater sold by Hook editor and former owner Hawes Spencer to local music magnate Coran Capshaw in 2006, has announced a re-opening date of November 27, closely following the abrupt closing of IS Venue at the end of September, the strong simultaneous opening of the Southern, and the imperiled-Outback rumblings of the week, as well the somewhat more distant closings of other beloved music venues like Starr Hill, Gravity Lounge, and the Satellite Ballroom.
Since the theater changed hands in April '06, it has undergone drastic and much-needed renovations–- bars, bathrooms, balconies–- and work is expected to continue after the opening on the basement and second balcony.
Nonetheless, Capshaw's events company Starr Hill Presents has already booked a strong opening schedule, clearly anchored by the December 12 performance by funky soul diva Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and the undoubtedly epic New Year's Eve ruckus provided by gypsy-punk lunatics Gogol Bordello.
Tickets to the following go on sale at 10am this Friday. Check out all the details in our music calendar, and be sure to buy as many Bordello tickets as you can.
- 11/27: Sons of Bill with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
- 11/28: Trees On Fire
- 12/4: Kings Of Belmont
- 12/5: Toubab Krewe
- 12/12: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
- 12/31: Gogol Bordello
- 1/20: Who's Bad
- 1/21: RJD2
- 2/2: Tea Leaf Green
- 2/21: The North Mississippi All-Stars