If walls could talk, the old walls of the Stanhope House (c.1794), the Last Great American Road House, would have some serious stories to tell. The club was the stomping grounds and post-show hangout of a massive array of loved blues legends.
Today our two stages, The Roadhouse Stage and The Crossfire Lounge, offer a wide range of experiences – from the good ol’ blues to hip-hop, punk, reggae, rock, as well as comedy nights, open jams and everything in between. Our small size allows us to create an intimate setting and “family” atmosphere, making any visit to The Stanhope House a memorable experience unlike any other. We strive to honor and add to the already illustrious history of our venue.
Imagine, the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughn scrubbing dishes in the kitchen after a late night, jam packed gig. Picture Muddy Waters‘ deep, grainy voice trading chicken recipes with former club Matron, Mama Wrobleski or the original Hoochie Coochie Man, Willie Dixon stopping by for Thanksgiving dinner. All of it happened at The Stanhope House, one of the last great blues bastions left in America.
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