The building at 17 and 19 Broadway Boulevard, erected in 1921 a decade before Fairfax became incorporated, has seen nearly a century of action, first as a hotel and restaurant, then a speakeasy, and now a long-standing and popular nightclub in the city's small but vibrant downtown. 19 Broadway Club is celebrating its tradition of presenting live music every night of the week for 30 years running.
Owners Garry and Amory Graham have spent the last few years amplifying the frequency and scale of nationally touring acts that have started making the club a regular spot on their tours. In the last few months, popular acts like reggae star J Boog, rock band the Stone Foxes and East Bay hip-hop pioneer Lyrics Born have graced the stage. This week, 19 Broadway throws itself a much deserved birthday party, commemorating three decades of good times.
The night will be a full roster of local favorites and friends. Graham's 19 Broadway Good Time Band will bring a big-band vibe to the party. Jerry Hannan and Danny Uzilevsky will each play their spirited Americana melodies and phenomenal guitar rock. Finally, Jon Korty, founder of the band Vinyl and a recent co-owner of the 19 Broadway, packs in an eclectic set with an array of friends and musicians.
19 Broadway's 30-year anniversary takes place on Friday, Oct. 17, at 19 Broadway Club, 17 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax. 9pm. $10. 415.459.1091.