In 2016 Dave Chappelle hosted an amazing event in a barn, on a farm in Yellow Springs. Inspired by music born in the juke joints of Americas Deep South, Chappelle’s modern day Juke Joint takes you on a trip thru his personal playlist which includes tunes ranging from Coltrane to Nirvana. This real music revival was part concert, part comedy, and all-out unpredictable. In 2015 Chappelle hosted his Juke Joint in London, in 2016 besides the Yellow Springs event, there was also one in Minneapolis . In 2017 Dave’s Juke Joint popped up in New Orleans during NBA All Star weekend.
And now it’s happening again this Sunday and Monday in Yellow Springs. Chappelle doesn’t exactly promote the Juke Joint, but rather seems to leave it to his Band with No Name leader, Frederic Yonnet, who, with other band members, post about the event on Instagram. Tickets will be sold online only, and attendees have to agree to relinquish their cell phones before entering the event. According to the Instagram announcements, tickets will go on sale tonight at 6pm at his website.
In 2016 the all-star guest list included Q-Tip, Jarobi White, Bradley Cooper, David Blaine, John Legend, Donnel Rawlings, Cipha Sounds. Tickets that year were $75 each day for general admission, VIP was $100. There was a $10 parking fee.