Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Roosevelt kicks off live music series

After dinner, enjoy acoustic sounds


By SABINA DANA PLASSE
Express Staff Writer

The lack of live music in Ketchum is about to change, with a new live music series at the Roosevelt Grille. The series, Acoustic Music for Thirsty People, will begin on Friday, Nov. 28, with the Mark Slocum Trio after the dinner hour starting at 10:15 p.m.

"We realize there is a void in the live music scene while Whiskey's is shut down," said Tom Nickle, owner of the Roosevelt Grille and Sawtooth Club owner. "We've lost a big part of our team—a member of our family is out of action."

The Roosevelt Grille's weekly Friday night live music shows will continue throughout the winter. Nickle hopes to keep the entertainment free with no cover charge.

"Until Whiskey's re-opens we're going to do what we can to keep the downtown live-music scene alive," Nickel said. "We don't have the space to do full-on electric bands, but most musicians we've talked to are excited to re-tool and play in what we're calling a 'kick-ass acoustic' format. It's acoustic, but it will still rock, and you can still dance and party to it."

The Roosevelt continues its Saturday night entertainment with DJ Lenny Joseph and may add extra DJ evenings further into the winter season.

"It's going to be fun this winter," Nickle said. "There are a lot of talented people in this valley, and I hope people become inspired to play."

In addition, the Roosevelt Grille will open daily at 4:30 p.m. for aprés ski and dinner at 5 p.m.

For details, e-mail kimberleestocking@yahoo.com.




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