"one of my favorite bands from Nashville and they are also some of my favorite people from Nashville. I’m excited about their new album and glad they let me help out in making some of it.”
– Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)
For the month of May, we are going to invite everyone into our house, to see 31 days worth of amazing talent, as well as celebrate our history, with all the bands, artists and awesome customers that have come through our doors. In time for Happy Hour at 5pm this coming Friday May 1st, we will mix it up a bit inside Cake Shop, by creating a new vibe for our House Show (hashtag #CS10). This is the rough announcement of the music we have in store, which includes 10 extra-special power-packed shows on each Friday and Saturday of the month, to reflect 10 shows for 10 years. As always, we will be open 9am to 4am, seven days a week.
In addition to all the great music we'll be hosting, we are planning loads of surprises: one night, we may have a keg in the back, or a reading of biographies in the daytime. Another night, we might sell half-pint bottles of Jim Beam, or serve pancakes during a Sunday matinee. Perhaps we will have a mustachioed guy in a vest serving the freshest, most well-balanced cocktail you've ever had. Maybe that singer with the bangs you saw in Oakland last winter will be guest bartending, or the guitarist who just played at Music Hall of Williamsburg an hour before will be DJing upstairs. At times we will serve shots in plastic cups for $3, or have a food truck take over the cafe operation for the day. You'll just have to watch for our announcements and find out!
With all the news stories about vanishing New York, Cake Shop owners Andy and Nick Bodor are throwing this celebration of curated music, comedy, reading series, and creative outpouring, the only way we know how...our own way; we want to celebrate longevity for small businesses in our beloved neighborhoods. We are also sick of seeing our favorite places close; but we want to embrace the exciting changes going on around us. We are hoping to survive another 20 years, and keep New York City interesting and innovative rather than the lowest common denominator trends (and the knock offs that follow and fail). So day or night, we invite everyone to come out to our #CS10 House Show celebration of creativity, talent, exploration and getting out of YOUR house!