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NEWS: Crooners to Reopen Jan. 28

Cocktails sit on the bar in a summer promotional photo from Crooners Supper Club in Fridley, MN. 

The Fridley, MN-based Crooners Supper Club will reopen January 28. Like other dining entities across the state, Crooners has been closed since November 20; by the time it reopens two weeks from today, it will have been closed for 9 weeks. Its MainStage performance space – home to many an iconic summer concert – has been closed even longer, since March 15, 2020. Patrons returning to the MainStage will spot a few key changes.

The first thing to catch the eye is that the hall looks larger, courtesy of a raised ceiling. Closer to the ground sits a new set of plexiglass barriers between the front-row seats and the stage. Some new decorations, new booths, a new sound-and-lighting system, and high-performance air-conditioning complete the set. The new ceiling height, the plexiglass, and the AC are all part of adapting the hall to meet the latest industry guidelines for airflow and occupancy.

Speaking of occupancy, there’s going to be a bit more elbow room at Crooners in the new year. Whether you’re seeing a show on the MainStage or relaxing in the Dunsmore Jazz Room (also the recipient of a new air-conditioning system), strict occupancy caps and mask requirements will be in place. 

Crooners reopens Thursday, Jan. 28 with a 5:30 PM “Belated Birthday Celebration” featuring Michael Monroe in the Dunsmore Jazz Room. At 7 PM, Moore by Four will take the MainStage for a program entitled “We Could Use Moore Holidays”. Seven additional shows have been announced through Feb. 5.

Twin Cities Arts Reader