Vintones headline First Thursday Night Out
First Thursday Night Out is when the hip business owners of Cooper-Young open up their doors and invite you in. This month’s party starts at 5 p.m. April 4 with retail, dining and drink specials, live music, drawings and discounts on everything from sweet potato fries and vinyl records to tattoos and rum.
The Vintones will be playing at the gazebo starting at 6 p.m. The Vintones are a four-piece band that hails all the way from Vinton Avenue, featuring Mike Crouse, Steve Bishop, Ron Pope and Zach Pretzer. They will get you dancing to the best rock hits from the ’60s and ’70s. If you are a fan of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Badfinger or the Zombies, this is your band.
Kick off the night at Bar DKDC. Just think street food, rum bar and vintage photo booth and you will get a small idea about the big fun happening here. This month, enjoy the cuisine of Jamaica and the sounds of Memphis and New Orleans soul music from the ’50s and ’60s while you enjoy sip-and-dine discounts in the neighborhood’s newest and bar.
Underground Art has a buy one piercing, get one free (bring a friend) and 10 percent off all tattoos that night. It’s all about martinis and manicures at The Polish Bottle starting at 4 p.m. Be sure to get your reservation. Stop by Allie Cat Arts to enjoy a showcase of more than 50 local artist’s work including painting, pottery, clothing and glass items.
“Get Yazooed” at Celtic Crossing with Yazoo pint specials and half off food specials. Celtic has live entertainment by Jason Evans and Tony Boyd starting at 6 p.m. followed by The Craig Davis Band. Over at a newly remodeled Café Ole, it’s happy hour. Try some of their new flavored margaritas and menu items out on the patio. Java Cabana has open mic night and discounts on coffee drinks. Drop the kiddies off at Midtown Martial Arts or Cooper Cottage Daycare to get in on discounted baby care while you enjoy yourself out on the town.
Mulan Bistro is offering a 15 percent discount on dine-in food and drinks for the evening. New spring arrivals on furniture and accessories are just in at Toad Hall Antiques; come get your inspirations while you drink their libations.
Get special priced appetizers only available during Night Out at the Beauty Shop and try one of their specialty drinks. Shenanigan’s is hosting a wine and cheese party and giving customers 20 percent off their entire purchase. Burke’s Book Store has a large assortment of books priced at $1 plus a grand selection of signed titles just in. Half-price nachos and discounts on beer is the menu at Central BBQ. House of Mews is offering 50 percent off all cat adoptions and 20 percent off retail purchases. Soul Fish Café and Young Avenue Deli want you to bring the youngsters in to enjoy a buy one adult entrée get a child’s entrée for free special. Loudean’s spring collection of FLAX is in and they also have a whole room with discounts in the back.
– Cooper-Young Business Association