Underground 119 to Open April 1
Mississippi’s premier blues club brings the finest entertainment to Downtown Jackson, Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. – Offering the music that made Mississippi great, Underground 119 – the state’s premier blues club -- will open April 1, 2017, with live entertainment three days a week in the heart of the capital city.
After three months of renovation, modification and development, Underground 119 will focus solely on blues amid an atmosphere dripping with character. Located underneath the historic, century-old Elks Club Building at 119 South President Street, across from Jackson’s City Hall, the club will be open Thursday through Saturday with the finest in blues from across Mississippi and beyond.
“Mississippi is known as ‘the birthplace of America’s music,’ and Underground 119 is the best place to hear that music,” said Michael Rejebian, managing partner in the new operation. “Our goal is to be the go-to club for blues in a setting that’s laid back and loaded with personality.”
Underground 119’s grand opening on April 1 will feature renowned bluesman and national recording artist Jarekus Singleton. Every Thursday, Underground 119 will present acclaimed blues guitarist and vocalist Jesse Robinson and “friends.” A bluesman for more than four decades, Robinson has built his reputation as one of Mississippi’s most accomplished musicians. On Friday and Saturday nights, the club will present area blues musicians and bands as well as showcase artists from across Mississippi and nationally known acts.
Originally opened in 2008, Underground 119 has undergone a revitalization to ensure its success as one of Mississippi’s great entertainment venues, including a re-designed and re-located stage with premium sound and lighting; a drink and food menu geared toward an upscale juke joint; new lounge areas and a more open and spacious bar.
Downtown Jackson is in the midst of a renaissance and Underground 119 is an important component to that growth, said Rejebian, who also serves as president of Jackson’s Downtown Neighborhood Association.
“The best places to work and live offer amenities unique to that environment. What could be better for Mississippi’s largest central business district than to have the finest blues club right across the street from your office or apartment?” said Rejebian. “Whether you’re from Mississippi or traveling from Europe to find the blues, Underground 119 will be the place you won’t want to miss.”
Hours for the club will be: Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m. –2 a.m.
The club will have a $10 cover charge on Friday and Saturday nights, with free cover on Thursdays.