SoWal visitors and locals love the Red Bar, a jumpin’ little joint off of Scenic 30A in the cozy laid back beach town of Grayton Beach FL - and The Red Bar Jazz Band is a fixture thanks to restaurant owners Oli and Philippe Petit.
The band lives on after the passing of John "Jabo" Starks (1937 -2018), leader of the Red Bar Jazz Band for many years after a stellar career as a funk and blues drummer, most notably with James Brown. The Red Bar Jazz Band plays almost nightly. The party gets cranked up a notch after the dinner crowd thins creating a more funky atmosphere. Don't be surprised to spot celebrities here late at night. But please, everybody just wants to chill at The Red Bar.
Follow The Red Bar on Facebook to see what Oli's talking about today. And see the website at TheRedBar.com with many photos of the funky spot we all love. See the Red Bar on the Live SoWal Red Bar Webcam.
In Memorium: John Henry “Jabo” Starks (October 26, 1937 – May 1, 2018)