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 Slow cooked hickory smoked BBQ and Ribs.

Monday - Friday lunch specials 11 am until 2 pm.
Nightly dinner specials 5 pm until 8 pm.
Dine in or Take-Out.


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Jazz Jam Every Monday


Ben Palmer's Jazz Jam with Dot Combo


See and hear some of the best jazz musicians in the triangle every Monday night.



Tuesday Open Blues jam



The best blues jam in the triangle!

We provide amps, drums and PA. Sign up and play or sit back and listen.


Wednesday April 23
Jane Rose & The Deadend Boys

Jane Rose and The Deadend Boys are an Alt-Country, Rockabilly, Blues band hailing from Nashville, TN. Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Jane Roses, backed by the rhythmic styling’s of the Deadend Boys, you'll hear them coming from a state away! The band was founded in 2010 stemming from Jane’s life long love affair with the culture and styles these genres.

Through Craigslist, Jane met up with a three stooges tribute troupe who were out of work. Spam, Fargo, and Peaches (yes those are their real names) were delighted to meet Jane and the musical result was magical. Spam took lead guitar, Fargo slaps the doghouse bass, and Peaches slams the calf-skins. Jane is the main writer and holds down the rhythm guitar. Together, they are Jane Rose and the Deadend Boys.

They tour the country extensively and are featured at many hot-rod/car shows year round. Make sure to take notice, this band is a force to be reckoned with!



Thursday April 24
Thursday Night Trouble  7pm
Pismo Beach Spanky


Friday April 25, 6-8pm

The Friday After Work Party with:

Janet Stolp & The Best Kept Secrets



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Kudzu Boogie with:

Reed Turchi

9pm  $6

Can't Bury Your Past Tour

Promoting their new album..."Can't Bury Your Past.

Reed Turchi  describes the band’s “kudzu boogie” sound. He says, “the main things, especially for this album, a lot of slide guitar and kind of trance blues of the North Mississippi variety, droning along on one chord. Not anything like the blues 12 bar Chicago progression a lot of people might be familiar with. It stays on the one, driving rhythm. Cam Weeks on drums and Andrew Hamlet on bass get to have a lot of fun. What we really pushed for on this album as well is incorporating a lot of Memphis saxophone and soul organs and keyboards.”


The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band

Farewell Show

Saturday April 26

8pm  $8

The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band exploded onto the North Carolina music scene just two months after forming, winning the 2011 Triangle Blues Society Competition and representing the state in the prestigious 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The band has been rocking & rolling audiences ever since. While the band’s debut delighted Blues and R&B fans, capturing new audiences wherever they played, it came as no surprise to Piedmont music watchers when The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band hit the ground running. After all, the band includes the best rhythm section in the business, one of the region’s most celebrated gunslingers on guitar, and Harvey Dalton Arnold!

Harvey Dalton Arnold, vocalist and guitar player, hit the big time with the Southern Rock legends “The Outlaws,” playing with the band from 1976-1980, and on the million-selling albums “Hurry Sundown” and “Bring It Back Alive”. He’s played Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, and shared the Anaheim Stadium stage with The Rolling Stones. North Carolinian Harvey’s vocals and guitar playing reflect his first love—the Blues. Listening to, and influenced by, the likes of Muddy Waters, Freddy King, B. B. King, and Robert Johnson since childhood. Harvey’s vocals, particularly his falsetto-bass-falsetto runs, frequently bring the house down as fans marvel at his voice control and acrobatics. Capping off this prodigious talent is his accomplished guitar playing, melding the Delta Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll into a unique style showcasing his finger-picking and sizzling slide work.

Kim Shomaker, guitar player extraordinaire, has been playing guitar since 1962, playing up and down the East Coast ever since, with bands like Doctor Doctor, The Spinns, and the eponymous Kim Shomaker Project. A versatile phenomenon, he draws off of his love of guitar players as diverse as Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Scotty Moore, and Albert Collins. Kim’s pro guitar shop, opened in 1987, is a favorite hangout for the region’s guitar players. In addition to the tracks he has laid down on countless sessions with various artists, his guitar pyrotechnics have been delighting audiences for years and must be seen to be believed.

Darrell Young, laying down the solid bass for HDAB with his “in the pocket” style, started playing guitar in 1965 and switched to the four-string in 1968. The area’s top guitar and bass amp technician, and since 2000 Darrell has also been the Tour Manager and FOH engineer of The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and is credited as the audio/studio engineer on their 2009 live album, “Lost at Sea”. Darrell brings his mastery of the “Motown” and “Blues” chops to the project with a style incorporating influences as diverse as James Jamerson, Duck Dunn, Berry Oakley and even Paul McCartney! Rock solid, he keeps on rockin’—that’s Darrell Young.

Tim Carey has been drumming since 1969, and combines the rock steady tempo of Hal Blaine with the groove of Buddy Rich and hard bounce of Ginger Baker. Playing with numerous bands and projects over the years, he’s been Kim’s drummer of choice for more than three decades, and keeps The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band swinging. He and Darrell, make up the most dangerous rhythm section in the land.






The Blue Note Grill offers hickory smoked BBQ & Ribs along with live music. Nothing fancy here just good food and music in a cozy atmosphere.
4125 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707

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Monday: 11 am - 10pm
Tuesday: 11 am -11pm 
Wednesday: 11 am - 10pm
Thursday: 11 am - 10pm
Friday: 11 am - midnight
Saturday: 4pm - midnight
Sunday: Noon - 8pm

The Blue Note Grill
Family owned and operated
Boulevard Plaza Shopping Center (formerly Toreros)
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC  27707 
(919) 401-1979