Kerns Music Shop
Unwind in Kerns Music Shop.
In conjunction with The Showbox 75th and the move back to its origins, the lounge at The Showbox is taking on the name it originally held in 1946 – Kerns Music Shop – when a local trombone player named Johnny Kerns opened the store front. It quickly became a gathering spot for musicians and music fans, many of which witnessed unique live performances there by up-&-coming stars such as Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Sarah Vaughan, and Nat King Cole, who each performed a song or two in the shop. Kerns Music shop supported and serviced musicians from the region’s top bands as well as upstart musical students like a young Quincy Jones who Kerns recalls getting his first horn there. This former store front is steeped in music history and restoring the name is a fitting way to commemorate and honor this history and celebrate The Showbox 75th anniversary.
The lounge provides an intimate atmosphere and features a full bar and serves delicious American cuisine with fresh, local ingredients, including burgers, nachos, sandwiches, and appetizers.
Kerns Music Shop will continue to be open two hours prior to scheduled door time for concerts and events. For select events, opening time may be subject to change.