Clifton’s Ludlow Garage is shutting down after this weekend’s Al Stewart concert. But after the music venue’s summer-long renovation project, it will return in late August, kicking off a full and diverse slate of concerts. (The venue’s historic incarnation opened 50 years ago this year.)
The club’s renovations will up the capacity from 300 to 500 people. The venue’s airliner feel will be altered, with some walls reconfigured and knocked down. The seating will also be removable, creating more space for patrons. Click here for more on the renovation project.
As of now, the first concert scheduled after the refurbishment project is Pop/Soul singer Macy Gray on Aug. 30. Other freshly announced shows include Exile (Sept. 14), Jimmy Herring and the 5 of 7 (Sept. 22), Arielle (Oct. 10), The Rippingtons (Nov. 15) and Chad Prather (Nov. 23).
Post-renovation, Ludlow Garage will also host the Pat Travers Band (Sept. 6), Poco (Sept. 7), Dweezil Zappa (Sept. 19), Adrian Belew (Oct. 4), 999 (Nov. 1), Hiroshima (Nov. 2), Spyro Gyra (Nov. 22) and Rockapella (Dec. 5).
UPDATE: Ticketmaster.com listed the Macy Gray concert earlier this week (as well as a May 31 on-sale date for tickets), but the listing has since disappeared. We'll update this post again as more info becomes available.
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