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Continental Club reopens with Greyhounds and The Blues Specialists for the first time after lockdown

The Continental Club has been key to keeping Austin entertained since 1955, evolving and changing over time from a supper club to the city's first burlesque club to, finally, one of the most forward-facing live music venues. Its stage has been shared by world-renowned musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Replacements and countless local favorites.

After weathering one of the harshest years on the entertainment industry, The Continental Club opened its South Congress Avenue doors for the first time since the pandemic began, with a Friday night show from 30-year regulars The Blues Specialists.

There wasn't a mask in sight as people of all ages gathered in front of the Red Velvet stage to dance to The Blues Specialists, Greyhounds and Barfield the Tyrant well into the night. In fact, the scene was one straight out of the before times.

Now that The Continental Club has returned, the Blues Specialists will be back on stage every Friday at 6:30 p.m.

In case you missed Greyhounds and Barfield the Tyrant, the bands will play again Saturday at 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. respectively.


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