- $6 for Halloween Retro Costume Party with Red Rebel County playing The Blues Brothers (up to a $12.55 value)
- When: Friday, October 25, at 10 p.m.
- Where: The Abbey Pub
- General admission
- Door time: 9:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Halloween Retro Costume Party with The Red Rebel County as The Blues Brothers
For their annual Halloween shindig at The Abbey Pub, Celtic-punk cover outfit Red Rebel County adds another band to their arsenal of aliases. But this time, rather than take on another Irish-rock group, they'll don the black fedoras, sunglasses, and penchant for high-speed chases of Chicago icons The Blues Brothers. Backed by a full horn section and a surrogate Murph and the Magic Tones—on loan from their gig at the Holiday Inn—Red Rebel County inspires audiences to shake their tail-feathers as they blaze though a set of Motown, R&B, and blue-eyed soul classics.
For the second half of the night, the band crashes the Bluesmobile into the blarney stone for a set of drinking songs drawn from the wells of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and The Pogues. Throughout the evening, revelers are encouraged to deck themselves out in their best retro duds for a costume contest.
The Abbey Pub
As the sound of live music perfumes the air, The Abbey Pub crafts a menu populated by Irish and American pub fare, complete with burgers, finger food, and custom pizzas. Next door, the venue hosts hometown and traveling bands that play genres ranging from indie rock and blues to dog-whistle symphonies. On the restaurant side, patrons can sip on domestic and imported brews, as well as a wealth of Irish whiskey, scotch, and bourbon, as their fingers wander to an appetizer of curry fries or a tower of sourdough pretzels. Sandwiches, burgers, and entrees such as bangers and mash satisfy bar-goers at dinner, and brunch on the weekends wakes up bellies emitting cartoon Zs from their navels. Fourteen flat screen TVs and a 15-foot projector incite cheers and a raw spectrum of emotion with telecasts of rugby, soccer, and major national sporting events.