Posted in music | venues on August 21, 2013

Boot & Saddle

After opening Union Transfer in 2011, Bowery Presents will be opening (or re-opening, rather) a second Philly venue this year, the 150-capacity Boot & Saddle on Broad Street, which closed in 1995. A press release reads:

While live music will pack the back hall of the new Boot and Saddle beginning at 8pm some 150 nights of the year, a separate 60-seat main room and kitchen will be open seven days a week, from 5pm 'til 2 am, featuring a full-service bar, 10 rotating local craft beers, seasonal beers from around the United States, as well as inexpensive domestic crowd favorites.

With all these innovations and improvements, some elements of the old Boot and Saddle will still inform its new look. Preserving the venue's original tin-ceiling and walls and hardwood floors, the new proprietors are pleased to maintain a welcoming, time-capsule décor--complete with folk-art cowboy murals--reflecting the building's history as Philadelphia's one-time only country bar. And, yes, the iconic neon sign stays, of course.

Boot and saddle is a partnership between Sean Agnew's R5 productions, New York City's The Bowery Presents and FCM's Mark Fichera and Avram Hornik

The venue opens on September 9 with Ted Leo and Aimee Mann's new band, The Both playing. Full initial schedule below...

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Boot & Saddle -- 2013 Calendar
Sep 9 - The Both
Sep 12 - Black Prairie / Jon Mooaleem
Sep 13 - Hard Skin / The Droogettes
Sep 14 - Grails / Wrekmeister Harmonies / Lilacs & Champagne
Sep 16 - Lightning Dust / Louise Burns
Sep 19 - Phaeleh
Sep 20 - Laura Veirs / Karl Blau
Sep 25 - Wildcat! Wildcat! / Savior Adore / Black Light Dinner Party
Sep 26 - LE1F / Antwon / Lakutis
Sep 27 - Jenny Owen Youngs
Sep 28 - Braids
Oct 1 - Har Mar Superstar / Reputante / Lizzo
Oct 6 - Elf Power / Folklore
Oct 11 - Keep Shelly In Athens / Chad Valley
Oct 12 - Quasi
Oct 16 - Those Darlins / Gambles
Oct 23 - Teen Daze / Camp Counselors
Oct 25 - San Fermin
Nov 11 - Jenny Hval / Kirin J Callinan
Nov 20 - Basia Bulat
Nov 22 - Crocodiles

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Comments (13)

Le sigh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 7:14 PM

is it good or bad that I only know two performers on the dates?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 7:46 PM

ps. Phuck Philly, that place is a dump.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 7:46 PM

How about focusing on NY and booking the same caliber shows you were booking even just 5-6 years ago?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 10:21 PM

Hahahaha Philly>Brooklyn

You all know it

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 10:35 PM

Brooklyn is over. Only people from Iowa are unaware.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 8:52 AM

^ See I was right

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 10:23 AM

What about the food?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 10:42 AM

^Philly has the best Hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 10:51 AM

Govindas is right up the street

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 11:06 AM

So is Blackbird and Whole Foods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 11:22 AM

By the time she returns to town to open for Gotye at Radio City Music Hall this September, Missy Higgins won't be treated like a stranger, thanks to her excellent new album. Watch her perform here, exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live.

Posted by Christopher | January 30, 2014 11:06 AM

I want.

Posted by chris | February 11, 2014 8:06 PM

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