A couple of weeks ago Elaine and I went to see The Strumbellas at The Drake. High energy, great tunes. I love this band. Following the show we chatted with my friend Dave Ritter who plays keys with the band. Somehow we came up with the idea that the band should play a show in the deli and that evolved into a Caplansky Concert Series.
Here’s the plan: we close at 10 pm as usual but re-open at 11 pm as a concert venue. The band gets the door and we sell sandwiches and beer. They play until 2. We clean up and everyone goes home happy.
The challenge is finding bands who can draw 60 to 100 people. It looks like The Stumbellas will play in February but I’m looking for other bands to play each month as a start. Sooooo…
If you’re in a band or know of one who can draw a decent crowd, drop me a line.