As Lucille's on Columbia's historic Square celebrates its first anniversary, it will also mark a farewell performance by co-owners Jimmy C. Clark and Eric Heatherly. The two musicians opened the doors to the music venue one year ago this weekend, but will be closing the establishment after their concert Saturday night.
The evening will be bittersweet as Heatherly and the multi-talented Jimmy & the Jokers will play for the last time on Saturday night, August 22nd, at 822 South Main Street. Special guest Don Herron from Bob Dylan's Band will be joining them.
Jimmy & the Jokers have been a weekend staple for Lucille's, often inviting musicians from other bands to come on stage to play with them. The band also performed at the Columbia Children's Museum Food Truck Fest in May 2015 as seen in the top photo.
Heatherly recently put on a performance in Lucille's back parking lot to debut his new band, "Eric Heatherly and The Continental Kings." Andy Crichton captured a few moments of the "house rockin'" in the video below.
The local newspaper recently wrote an article on Heatherly's show that evening. In the interview, Heatherly told the paper, "I love Columbia. I love living here. It’s a serene escape from the craziness of Nashville, the big cities and the touring.”
Clark reiterated the sentiments to Off the Duck, saying: "We love Columbia and would like nothing more than to stay in the community. The outpouring of affection and support for our music and vision has been something that Eric and I will carry with us for the rest of our life. No matter where we may go from here, and it may not be far, there will always be a piece of our heart in Columbia,TN."