Venerable Cincinnati music venue Bogart’s — which has hosted some of the biggest acts in music, including U2, R.E.M., Prince, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters and Bob Dylan — is celebrating its 44th birthday this month.
For this Friday's birthday bash, the club is flashing back to that mid-’70s time period when it first opened, bringing in locally-based band Catalina Wine Mixer Band to play the soothing Soft Rock hits of the era. CWM — which recently changed its name to Yacht Rock America (to avoid confusion with some of the other “Yacht Rock” bands on the touring circuit) — is a six-piece Cincinnati-based group featuring several local music veternas, including Sean McGary, Jimmy Lee King and Larry Feldner. The ensemble performs smooth classics from the likes of Little River Band, Steely Dan, Pablo Cruise, Hall & Oates and many others.
Also helping Bogart’s celebrate 44 years of live music are local Power Pop legends the Roger Klug Power Trio and Girl Pop, which, according to their Facebook page, covers “female hits from the ’80s ’90s, ’00s, and today.”
7:30 p.m. Friday. $7; $10 day of show. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, bogarts.com.