J&P’s Greatest Hits – Live Since 1972
When we opened our doors in July of 1972 we didn’t serve alcohol, opened each morning at 7am to serve breakfast, and didn’t allow any band with drums to play on our stage. While times have changed one thing has remained the same. Since that moment 40+ years ago when that first performer walked on stage, we have showcased some of the best music and musicians of our times.
For more than 4 decades we have featured live music seven days a week, 365 days of the year. That means we have showcased more than 48,000 musicians and entertained more than 640,000 guests since that first performance.
We have featured seasoned veterans like folk legend Odetta and showcased rising stars like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Norah Jones. Over the years a number of musicians like blues rocker George Thorogood and today’s phenomenon WEEN have called J&P’s home. The cast that has graced our intimate stage is as varied and exciting as the music they play; blues great Clarence Gatemouth Brown, pop favorite Richie Sambora, jazz virtuoso Stanley Jordan, as well as the undefinable Tiny Tim and Penn & Teller.
As we rock through the 21st century, we remain the longest running nightclub in the country dedicated to musicians who play original material. The intimate setting and the “no cover bands” policy offers a unique listening experience like none other.
More than just music, John & Peter’s has hosted hundreds of benefits for friends in need, have offered their space to area artists to exhibit their work and through the years have sponsored poetry slams, performance art, comedy nights and more. Bands have recorded live albums at the club and John & Peter’s is thanked on dozens of albums and CDs for offering emerging talent a place to play.
When award winning Ken Burns was filming his PBS series on American Jazz, he selected J&P’s as the spot to film several legendary jazz greats. Folk, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Punk, Funk and everything in between – it’s been a great 40+ years live on Main Street and we’re still going strong.