The legendary music club, Cabooze, is turning 40-years-old on July 31! The club opened in 1974 with the “Friends Road Show”, a 13-member European troupe that combined clowns and jugglers with rock and roll. Each year since then has brought new legends to the music club.
Wayne Cochran & the C. C. Riders, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson all made appearances during the 70’s, while the 80’s brought James Brown, Albert King, Soul Asylum, Johnny Winter and the Dave Mathews Band to the club. During the 90’s Butanes Soul Revue began playing a Wednesday night gig at the Cabooze that quickly became a local tradition.
Today the Cabooze continues to build up local artists along with featuring some of the best new artists from around the country. Eric Church, Alabama Shakes, Snoop Dog, Joe Nichols and many others have made appearances at the club in recent years.
In order to celebrate turning 40, the Cabooze will be hosting a series of 40th Anniversary Concerts that will begin in July and go until December and will feature some of the bands that helped build the music club.
Performers for the series include Greazy Meal Reunion, Ipso Facto Reunion, Lamont Cranston & Friends, Wookiefoot, The Big Wu, The Gooneybirds, Willie and the Bees and more to be announced soon!
The first performance of the series is happening this weekend with a Greazy Meal Reunion! 
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Congrats to the Cabooze on 40 incredible years!
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