Thursday, December 10th, 2020
One visit to The Kraken and you're family, returning for more engaging stories, friendly porch banter, and stellar live music performances. Wonders never cease at this heart of an extremely talented and diverse community.
Nicknamed the "church with beer", this humble roadhouse music venue reflects the passionate loyalty of its parishioners - a mission to support the artists, musicians, writers and everyday folks who inspire and edify our souls
Consistently voted one of the best local venues to see live music, The Kraken features country, blues, rockabilly, jazz, bluegrass, metal, indy, americana, punk, world and good ole rock and roll. All regular performances are FREE to attend! Bands have been consistently surprised and pleased by the combination of audience tips and bar payout versus the standard cover charge alternative; however, the times are much more lean due to Covid19. Please support your favorite venues and artists generously whether in person or via online funding links.
Pre-pandemic times featured huge tribute shows each year, epic Metalfest cook-outs, bikers talking shop each Tuesday along with a couple dozen Old-time stringband musicians jamming on the odd Tuesdays. Then there's the world-renowned Wednesday night Shake Sugaree Americana Residency with Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys.
Until we launch our newly rebuilt website here, please visit our social media pages for updates, changes and improvements as we settle in through the Winter. Everyone's really come together to keep The Kraken going through the seven months of shut-down and subsequent limited reopening and it really speaks to our passion and character.
The Kraken's log, March 2021:
Krakeneers, it's true - we're re-opening this Wednesday, March 3rd. We're excited to bring live music back to our outdoor stage!
The Kraken will be open Wednesday through Saturdays from 3-10pm.