Walnut Room turns 10 with a party Friday

January 7, 2015

The Walnut Room, RiNo’s music venue and pizza place at 3131 Walnut St., is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a hearty party from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday with drink specials, complimentary appetizers and pizza and free performances by Adrienne O, Andy Palmer, Roo & The Howl, Matt Hoffman of Strange Americans and DJ Social Lubrication. The event is for guests 21 and over.

For years, musician and entrepreneur John Burr dreamed about creating a place where fellow musicians could relax after rehearsing at his RiNo sound studio. He envisioned a venue that hosted live music and served the thin-crust pizza from his childhood. In January 2005, Burr’s dream became a reality and The Walnut Room was born.

A decade later, The Walnut Room has become one of the premier venues for local bands to play and a popular dining spot for its palate-pleasing pies. In addition to hosting some of the city’s top bands, The Walnut Room has featured such established acts as Chris Isaak, Jewel and The Fray.

“The Walnut Room’s anniversary is really a significant milestone. We are proud to have survived a decade in an emerging neighborhood and grateful to have carved an identity for ourselves that has resonated with the public,” Burr said.

Burr plans to build on The Walnut Room’s reputation for hosting some of the city’s best live performances with an expanded kitchen which will allow the venue’s menu to grow this year.

Since opening the original Walnut Room location at 3131 Walnut St., Burr has expanded his pizzeria business to include a second outpost on South Broadway.

For more information, go to www.thewalnutroom.com/walnut-street/.

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