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Gip’s Place became, over the years, a must-stop venue for blues musicians across the Southeast. They cited the “authentic Delta” feel of the little shack that could hold 50 people shoulder-to-shoulder.
In an act of protest against the city of Bessemer and their decision to close down one of the only remaining juke joints left in the country, Gip’s Place is planning on having their regular Saturday show. They are snubbing their noses at city hall and will continue to do what they’ve been doing there for over 5 decades.
The longstanding tin-roof garage party that’s been a staple of the community and a famous destination for blues fans at large for decades was shut down by police last night.
After a fire raged on the property of the legendary Gip’s Place, rumors &questions have been swirling as to whether it burned to the ground, or if fire damage destroyed the venue. Luckily, the main venue and Gip’s adjourning house came out of the disaster unscathed.