Leicester Welcomes New Music Venue Jukebox
Leicester might not be short of music venues but it’s not exactly brimming with them either, so anytime something new pops up, it’s always warmly welcomed. Jukebox bar is the latest addition to the family; a new music venue that has quite literally boogied its way onto Leicester’s nightlife scene.
Taking the place of the former Rockafellas bar, the venue in St Nicholas Place is under new ownership and having undergone a complete transformation, is now home to the sounds of soul, funk and RnB music.
In what seemed the only appropriate thing to do, Jukebox opened its doors for the first time on American Independence Day – what better day to celebrate a place that brings together the best of jazz and soul, both of which originated in America? The July 4th opening saw RnB star and MOBO award winner, Lemar, join the night’s celebrations as a special guest and entertained the crowds with his own DJ set. However, despite the opening night success and the bar’s staggering reception from nightlife goers in Leicester, owner
Shane Whitfield instead credits the immense popularity of the venue to the unique atmosphere the club and music creates – there’s simply nothing quite like it in the city. Even as Leicester’s music scene continues to grow, Jukebox is and remains one of a kind.
With a capacity of 350, luxury VIP booths fully available to be booked by guests and a menu of delicious
cocktails and champagne, Jukebox infuses great sounds in an ambient setting every weekend for citygoers. Better yet, as the bar has a night license in place, it’s open until 3am so you’ve got plenty of time to stay out socialising and enjoying the good vibes with your friends! With live music every Friday night and DJs playing mixes of the biggest hits on Saturday nights, weekends in Leicester have been fully revamped.
‘Everyone loves the ‘70s and ‘80s, even if you weren’t there the first time around!’ says Shane. He’s not wrong either, ‘the music from these decades is renowned for its feel good factor and timeless quality,’ he continues.
Shane’s vision was to bring those nostalgic 70s vibes right up to date, with the helping hand of a modern
venue and some of the best acts in the business. He hasn’t done a bad job with making that vision a reality either! In addition to Lemar, Jukebox has since hosted The Real Thing, Heatwave and a Bruno Mars tribute as live acts. The good vibes don’t stop there either. Shane explains there are still plenty more big names about to grace the venue, with ‘Trevor Nelson and Alexander O’Neal confirmed over the coming months,’ alongside the likes of Colin Francis, Gwen Dickey, Violet Cities and Detroit Soul.
For more details about the upcoming events at the club, visit www.jukeboxleicester.co.uk and keep up to date with the latest announcements and offers by following Jukebox on social media (Facebook: jukeboxleics and Twitter: @jukeboxleic