Kenny's Castaways

In the Heart of Greenwich Village
157 Bleeker Street NYC. .
(212) 979-0104

Kenny's Casteways is now closed

  The Fugees at Kenny's Castaways? - yes! On 3/12 they joined Rainbow Trout on stage for the legendry J.DS. Blues Jam. The bands ripped through song after song as the highly enthusiastic crowd cheered them on. Check out the J.D. Blues Jam every wednesday - You never know who will show up!

With it's 30 year history, Kenny's Castaways is firmly established as a focal point for New York Music. The club's colorful history has earned it a permanent place on New York City official "Music trail." Hosting a variety of acts (acoustic, soloists and bands) Kenny's Castaways venue showcases the best rock an blues the tri-state area has to offer.

 First opened in 1967, Kenny's Castaways immediately became the club of choice among up and coming acts. It all started when a little known band called the New York Dolls took the stage for their fist club gig outside the Mercer Arts Center. Soon after came acts such as Kiss, Aerosmith, The Roaches and the poetic styling of Patti Smith. An unknown singer named Pat Smythe was performing when Columbus Records came in looking for a vocalist for the newly signed Scandal. Perhaps one of the most memorable moments came when Bruce Springsteen took the stage for one week in 1973. This would be his first ever N.Y.C. show with the now famous E Street Band

 While Kenny's Castaways is more known for rock acts, the club has had it's share of the blues. From legends like Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and professor Longhair to regular acts such as Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Luther Allison and John Hammon JR.

While many things have changed in the past 30 years, one thing has remained constant: Kenny's Castaways is still showcasing some of the best talent around. More recent acts include The Smithereens, Blues Traveler, and From Good Homes. Kenny's continuously and maintains its eclectic policy of booking straight ahead rock and blues, great vocalists and stylists, acid jazz, alternative and R & B. With it's newly remodeled stage and V.I.P. balcony area, Kenny's Castaways is the place to showcase the finest musicians acts around. This friendly Greenwich Village environment offers a welcome retreat for the music lover tired of the pseudo- pretentiousness of so called "in" places