George’s Majestic Lounge is preparing for its first in-person event in more than four months with the Billy Strings simulcast concert on Saturday, July 25 that we recently wrote about.
George’s has been closed for more than 130 days, and has also recently announced a series of online happy hour events, an outdoor event series, and some improvements to the facility related to safety as the 93-year-old venue.
The venue will also host an online event July 23 with performances by the Traveling Squirrels, Makin’ Loaf, and The Candid streaming live on the George’s Facebook page.
The Billy Strings Show on Saturday will feature the band performing live from Nashville, and will be simulcast on a large screen at the venue. George’s is one of just eight locations in the country chosen to stream the show. Here’s more information about that from our previous story.
In advance of the in-person event this weekend, venue officials announced new UV air purifiers have been added to all six of their HVAC units.
In addition, face coverings will be required at all times on the property unless patrons are eating and drinking. The venue will also operate at an “extremely limited capacity,” officials said.
Friday Online Happy Hours
The venue hosted the first of three planned happy hour shows last Friday, July 17 with local legends, Earl & Them.
Two more shows, featuring Isayah Warford (Isayah’s Allstars) on July 24, and Jesse Dean on July 31, are in the works.
The shows are streamed live to the George’s Facebook page starting at 6 p.m.
Outdoor Block Parties
Venue officials announced plans last week to turn the parking lot into a gathering space for music, food, and more.
The events, described as “a parking lot party meets a block party” will kick off on Aug. 1 with a performance by Opal Agafia, followed by performances by Arkansauce on Aug. 8, and The Mixtapes on Aug. 14.
The new show series will be early in the evening, and over by 10 p.m., officials said. Details are still in the works, so we’ll keep you posted on these.