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Down Home

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The Best Kind of Hole-in-the-Wall Music Joint

So you wanna listen to some AMAZING music, drink some beer, and have a bite. You can't do better... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
New York City, New York
Nice once you figure out all the things they don't tell you

We want to love the Down Home, but they don't make it easy. We arrived at 7:45 for an 8:00 show... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
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Dec 2, 2017
“The Best Kind of Hole-in-the-Wall Music Joint”
Oct 28, 2017
“Nice once you figure out all the things they don't tell you”
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

So you wanna listen to some AMAZING music, drink some beer, and have a bite. You can't do better than The Down Home. Look... it's nothing fancy. But that's what makes it great. It's an intimate venue, with great sight lines and wonderful acoustics. They...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kimdognyc
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We want to love the Down Home, but they don't make it easy. We arrived at 7:45 for an 8:00 show and were told when we paid our door fee that we needed to get our food order in before the show started. **They don't...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank gingkoleaf
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I've been going to shows at The Down Home since I was a kid and there is not a better listening room in town. Great artists booked all year 'round with a space centered around enjoying the music.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Erin D
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Looks like a dive, which is fine, but OMG a $15 cover! No wonder there were only a handful of customers. Didn't go in...refused to pay cover!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Donlynne L
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

The Down Home is a landmark listening room in the Americana music scene. The acoustics are superb. Many of the biggest names in Americana have played here over the decades and little had changed in those many years. It's great to have a venue where...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Craig T
Reviewed 20 November 2014

It's small, intimate and well thought out. I'd rate it higher is the chairs were even close to comfortable and if the heat worked. Being uncomfortable isn't a good way to enjoy a good performance.

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank 964jds
Reviewed 31 December 2012

If you have never been to the Down Home in JC, I have one suggestion. GO! I have been to concerts throughout the south and If you can catch a good performer on a weekend night at the Down Home, you are seeing live music...More

Date of experience: December 2012
3  Thank vacateKnoxville_TN
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Food was nothing but snack stuff, chips and canned cheese goo. Ventilation poor. Cozy and hot! Wait staff overwhelmed but kind. Very good acoustics. Go early-stay late. Venue 3 stars, The Boxcars 5+ stars! Need to improve food if possible.

Date of experience: July 2012
Reviewed 1 December 2011

We got to see a group called "The Boxcars". The place was packed and they were turning away people at the door. We were told to get tickets before the concert and this was a great idea. The room was not fancy but the sound...More

Date of experience: November 2011
1  Thank Michael M
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26 January 2018|
Response from kimdognyc | Reviewed this property |
The cover varies depending on who is performing. Some nights are free. Most performances are $14-15. The schedule on the Down Home website will have the cover for each show.