Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Willis Show Bar: A Historic Detroit Gem Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary with Live Performances


Are you looking for a unique and vibrant entertainment venue in Detroit? Look no further than Willis Show Bar, a historic bar located in the city's Cass Corridor. Not only is Willis Show Bar a classic cocktail bar, but it's also a live entertainment venue that's been revived from its 1949 "Show Bar" era.

Originally opened in 1949, Willis Show Bar quickly became a hot spot for jazz music lovers. It hosted some of the most renowned musicians of the time and provided a space for black artists to showcase their talent during a time when segregation was still prominent in the United States.

However, Willis Show Bar's popularity dwindled over the years, and it eventually closed its doors in 1978. But now, after an extensive renovation, this legendary bar has been restored to its former glory and re-opened its doors five years ago.

The Art Moderne style bar features a unique floor plan that captures the attention of every seat in the house. The main stage, which is still behind the bar, is the perfect setting for amazing live music, cabaret performers, DJs, and comedians. In addition, the classic cocktail menu pays homage to the bar's history, with drinks like the "Showgirl" and the "Willis Royale."

If you're looking for a truly unforgettable experience in Detroit, then Willis Show Bar is a must-visit destination. 

And what better time to check it out than during the bar's 5-year anniversary party on May 4th? With performances by Willa Rae Adamo, Chris Kendall, Baddie Brooks, Drey Skonie, Kent Crawley, Mike Harrison, Tariq Gardner, Celin Amin, and the Dapper DJ, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Tickets are available for $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. Don't wait to get yours, as this event is sure to sell out quickly. Celebrate five years of Willis Show Bar and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant history and culture.


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