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Bamboo Room Closes for Summer (UPDATED)

Bamboo Room has been singing the blues for nearly 15 years, bringing music from blues legends and local acts alike including David Shelley, Albert Castiglia, Igor & the Red Elvises, and Iko-Iko to Palm Beach County.

Tomorrow night, the Lake Worth bar will be shutting its doors, at least for the summer, with a final show from JP Soars & the Red Hots.

"Bamboo Room will be closing for the summer months and will return in October," that's what Craig Young, the booking manager, said in an email.

UPDATE: The Palm Beach Post reports that owners, husband and wife Russell Hibbard and Karen McKinley are planning on selling Bamboo Room sometime during the summer. While there is no confirmed buyer as of yet, there are several interested parties. According to the Post, the potential owners have indicated they would carry on the same musical concept as the current Bamboo Room, but that, of course, is subject to change.

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Bamboo Room hasn't released any additional information in regards to the closing. County Grind has contacted the club for more info, and will update this post when further details become available.

This isn't the first time Bamboo Room has gone on a hiatus. Back in 2008, the live music hub shut down for three years, bringing back the blues to the Paradise Building in 2011 with an outside deck built to give the place a "Floridian flair" and slight stage modifications.

Rumor has it that the owners are trying to sell Lake Worth's beloved blues lounge, but as far as what's been confirmed, Bamboo Room isn't going anywhere - it's just taking a break.

JP Soars & the Red Hots. Saturday, May 31. Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets cost $10 plus fees via Call 561-585-2583, or visit

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Laurie Charles
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