It’s rock and roll to be a little late. Barboza, a new stage and bar beneath Neumos designed to feature smaller acts and more intimate performances, debuted Friday night. Pictures of the new nightspot and the first man to take the Barboza stage are below.
“It’s fun to say, and has BAR in it,” booker Eli Anderson told CHS about the project’s name in February. Earlier this year, CHS reported on the Neumos ownership’s new lease to stay in the 10th/Pike location through 2024.
Friday night’s debut came after weeks of construction delays for the venue. After cancellations and moving shows to Neumos and other clubs around the neighborhood, Barboza’s first live set was performed by Willis Earl Beal.