Retro music venue Sally Brown's to open its doors in a trendy Birmingham suburb

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Retro live music venue Sally Brown's is set to open in a trendy Birmingham suburb replacing a former live music spot

A music venue with more than 300 capacity will be opening its doors in a trendy south Birmingham suburb in spring of 2024.

The new venue with a retro theme is set to open its doors near the canals in Stirchley at the site of The Roadhouse - which closed in September 2017.

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With a 350-capacity, Sally Brown's is being opened by Brummie musician Steven Davis on March 1, 2024. Steven created Sally Brown's two years ago for all things retro/vintage, ska, reggae & live music. It was initially based in West Yorkshire but he's returning back to his Birmingham roots. The ska and northern soul music venue is currently located in Bradford where it opened in Novmeber 2021 - it will close there on April 29. The distinctive yellow-coloured bar will open in Stirhcley at Unit 7 Lifford Lane - near where the Breedon Bar was - with Steven and Sharon Whitehouse running it.

Steven, who fronts a Ska band, said in a social media post that he has a long connection with The Roadhouse in Stirchley.

He said: "The first time I ever performed live on stage with a band in front of an audience! We’re not opening The Roadhouse as it was before! A lot of happy memories in this building for a lot of people! We certainly hope to make many more in our new venue."

Sally Brown’s is not only an independent retro live music venue but it will also have an upstairs cafe, an "absolute sun trap of a garden" with plenty of seating. It will have a rehearsal and creative space as well. You can follow Sally Brown's on social media for more updates about them.

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