Double Down — a self-described “funky rock & roll” group — was all set to play at the Blu Parrot this Saturday (May 4). The 1st show was scheduled for 9 p.m.
But an email sent at 5:30 this afternoon to fans says:
Ha … Double Down has seen a lot in our time but this is a first …
Unfortunately our show on Saturday has been canceled due to the venue going out of business. Very sad that they couldn’t have closed next weekend!
Oh well … wish those guys the best and we’ll see you all soon.
Have a great weekend … Rock on!
I just called the Blu Parrot — the restaurant/music venue that opened last October in the building previously owned by Jasmine. (And — for decades before that — the Arrow Restaurant.)
A recorded announcement thanked me for calling the Blu Parrot, “the fun place for dining, dancing and good music.” It described tonight’s band — but said to call back “after 11 a.m.” for reservations or more information.
It was 6:20 p.m. when I called.
(UPDATE: An email sent at 11:55 a.m. today — Wednesday, May 1 — says:
To all of our Friends, customers and muscians who have supported us here at The Blu Parrot: we will be closing our doors as of 5/1/13. There are parties that are interested in buying the business and we can only hope that they will continue to bring the best in live music to the Westport area.
Thank you for all of your support and making this such a great place.