Joe's Star Lounge

Address: 
109 N. Main Street
City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Postal Code: 
48104
Opened: 
1982
Closed: 
1985
Associated Venues: 

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Joe's Star Lounge was the last incarnation of a space that had been a drinking spot since the turn of the century.

Joe Tiboni purchased and renovated the Star Bar and presented live music from the likes of the Persuasions, Sippie Wallace, Big Joe Turner, Mose Allison, Commander Cody, and Country Joe McDonald along with (then) up and coming groups like REM, the Violent Femmes, Los Lobos, the Replacements, Sonic Youth and the Dickies. Joe's also featured the cream of the local scene including The Urbations, Blue Front Persuaders, SLK, Domino, Figures on a Beach, Steve Nardella, Dick Seigel and was for a while home to perennial Happy Hour favorites Michael Smith and the Country Volunteers.

In early 1985, Joe's fell victim to the development fever that was sweeping Ann Arbor. One of the first multi-use retail/condo highrises, One North Main occupies the site today.

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