There aren't a whole lot of places in Williamsburg that were open in 1999 that are still open today, but Pete's Candy Store is one of them. The bar, with its tiny and very cute performance room, has over the years been host to great, free live music seven days a week. Sunday, December 1 is Pete's Candy Store's actual 20th birthday and that kicks off a week-long anniversary celebration that includes some of their favorite performers, some of their favorite quiz nights, and even a resurrection of their original menu.

Sunday night's kickoff has the 1999 lineup of Reverend Vince Anderson & The Love Choir, gothy country band O'Death and Bruce Martin. On Monday, December 2 it's anti-folk great Jeffrey Lewis, long-running indie rock singer/songwriter Jason Anderson, and Jocelyn Mackenzie of the now-defunct alt-pop group Pearl and the Beard. And on Tuesday, December 3 it's Joan as Police Woman, Lake Street Dive's Bridget Kearney, Aoife O'Donovan (I'm With Her, Crooked Still).

The rest of the week includes Pete's regulars the Howard Fishman Quartet, plus Vic Thrill, The Chapin Sisters, Lizzie & The Makers, Margot MacDonald, Benjamin Cartell, and more. The shows are free, with a $5 suggested donation for the performers, but show up early if you wanna get a seat. The full lineup of the Pete's Turns 20 festival is below.

Happy 20th, Pete's Candy Store!


December 1st (Sunday)
5:00pm Open Mic All Stars
7:30pm Bruce Martin
9:00pm O'Death
10:30pm Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir (1999 Line Up)

December 2nd (Monday)
7:00pm Jocelyn Mackenzie (Pearl and The Beard)
8:30pm Jason Anderson
10:00pm Jeffrey Lewis

December 3rd (Tuesday)
7:30pm Joan as Police Woman
9:00pm Aoife O'Donovan
10:30pm Bridget Kearney

December 4th (Wednesday)
7:00pm Quizz-Off: Twenty Years of Trivia
10:30pm Medicine Woman

December 5th (Thursday)
7:00pm Food Will Win the War
8:30pm Damn Tall Buildings
10:00pm Howard Fishman Quartet

December 6th (Friday)
6:30pm Dead Pete’s Society: Poetry All Stars
8:30pm The Chapin Sisters
9:30pm Roulette Sisters
10:30pm Big Lazy

December 7th (Saturday)
5:00pm The Karl Meyer Trio
6:00pm Lizzie and The Makers
7:00pm Juliana Nash
8:00pm Benjamin Cartel
9:00pm Milton
10:00pm Vic Thrill
11:00pm Rushad Eggleston

December 8th (Sunday)
7:30pm Margot MacDonald
8:30pm Bandits On The Run

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