Cafe Au Go Go

Former Location-
Between February 1964 until it’s closing in October of 1969, Cafe Au Go Go was a happening place. Some of the musicians that graced their stage were: The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Richie Havens, The Youngbloods, The Blues Project, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Tim Hardin, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, John Hammond, Jr., The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Cream, The Chambers Brothers and Big Joe Williams.

Lenny Bruce's Mug Shot

Lenny Bruce

Comedian Lenny Bruce and the club’s owner, Howard Solomon, were arrested here on obscenity charges in 1964. In April 1964, Bruce appeared twice at the Cafe Au Go Go with undercover police detectives in the audience. On both occasions, he was arrested after leaving the stage.

Noteworthy Concerts Held At Cafe Au Go Go

10/12/1969 – The Blues Project
10/1/1969 – Grateful Dead
8/31/1969 – Van Morrison
7/20/1969 – Buddy Miles Express
1/21/1968 – John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
12/1/1968 – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
9/6/1968 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
6/6/1968 – Canned Heat
12/3/1968 – Jimi Hendrix
12/31/1967 – Tim Buckley
12/24/1967 – Richie Havens
3/6/1967 – Jefferson Airplane
11/27/1966 – Muddy Waters

Cafe Au Go Go
152 Bleecker Street
New York,  NY 10012