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May 28, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm


DUE TO COVID19 Please stay tuned for this new date.

Hugh’s Room Forced to Move Due to Rent Hike

As many of you will now have heard, that despite months of negotiations with our landlord, we have failed to come to agreement on terms based on fair market value. As a result we will be forced to close our doors at our current location on March 31, 2020.

It is our intention to honour as many of our show bookings and tickets as possible, but it is going to take us a bit of time to secure an alternate venue. We are confident that all shows on the calendar will have a home and as soon as an alternate venue is secured, we will be notifying all ticket holders immediately. We ask patrons to kindly not reach out to our box office for updates in the interim.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Willie Nile
Advance $25 / Door $30*

Openers: Stephen Stanley Band

Doors: 6:00pm
Performance: 8:30pm

A Buffalo, New York native and long time West Village resident, Willie Nile has been one of the best kept secrets in Rock N’ Roll since the release of his self-titled album in 1980. Upon hearing the record, Pete Townsend was so impressed that he enlisted Willie to open for The Who on the second leg of their North American Tour in the summer of 1980. This release also prompted New York Times music critic Robert Palmer to call Willie "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His list of accolades from a wide variety of music industry publications and musicians of note is long and impressive:
– Uncut Magazine calling him “A one-man Clash” and naming his 2006 album
“Streets Of New York” as “a platter for the ages”.

– Rolling Stone listed “The Innocent Ones” as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-
The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album
of the year.” The anthemic single, “One Guitar” from that album was the “Top
Pick of the Week” in USA Today.

Willie has toured across the U.S. with the Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary”. His 12th studio album ‘Children of Paradise’ was released in the summer of 2018 to universal acclaim. He is currently bringing his dynamic live show and amazing rock and roll band to enraptured audiences worldwide. Willie Nile is currently recording a new studio album of original material for a Spring 2020 release.

Website: http://www.willienile.com/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NeI7PwVd6g

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes, ticketing and sustainability fees.

* Ticket Price: $25.00
* Service Fee: $4.00
* Sustainability Fee: $5.00
* HST: $4.42

* Total Ticket Price: $38.42