What’s Your Favorite Hot Tin Roof Memory?

Or Outerland, or Nectar’s…

Earlier this week, the Edgartown Selectmen approved an alcohol license transfer from to according to the Vineyard Gazette.

What this means for the future of the Island’s live music remains to be seen.

Nectar’s and Flatbread have worked together for the past two years with Flatbread providing a pizza dinner service and Nectar’s hosting live shows at night.

According to the Gazette, Jay Gould, the president of Flatbread, told the selectmen, “Pending approval of the license transfer, the popular wood-fired pizza restaurant planned to buy out Nectar’s interest in the company, with the intention of continuing the operation, though somewhat differently than it has for the last few years.”

While Gould has not been specific, he has said that he "Plans to continue the long tradition of music at the venue.”

For those of us who have enjoyed some of the amazing artists who have performed live at the venue, many of us hope that Gould will indeed keep the tradition of live music alive.

Whether we saw shows in the space when it was the original Carly Simon-owned Hot Tin Roof, or in its replacement the Outerland or even in the past two years at Nectar’s, all agree that it is a great place to see live music a tradition that we would miss dearly.

We want to know, what is your favorite Hot Tin Roof (Outerland, Nectar’s) memory?

Mine may be seeing Toots & the Maytals way back when – or perhaps the Method Man/Red Man show just a few years ago. But it might be one of the many Israel Vibrations shows I saw over the years.

Did you get to party with John Belushi there? Perhaps you saw Peter Tosh? Was the Boogies Halloween party the best time you ever had? Tell us your favorite memory in the comments.


Cheryl Burns May 04, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Two evenings come to mind...dancing through the crowd to the foot of the stage, moving nonstop to the incredible energy of Jimmy Cliff and being surprised when guest saxophonist, then-President Bill Clinton joined the band (can't remember which) at evening's end.
Mathea Morais (Editor) May 04, 2012 at 01:44 PM
That's a cool memory! Maybe if the Flatbread folks keep it open, we'll get to see Obama sing Al Green!
Bruce Stuart May 04, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Jan & Dean
Bruce Stuart May 04, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Arlo was pretty good too!
Mathea Morais (Editor) May 04, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Bruce, did Arlo play with anyone else? When was that? Must have been amazing.
Martha Magee May 04, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Kate Taylor's 50th bash concert, when Livingston and James showed up onstage! It was a real Vineyard moment. Yeah!
Jeff January 17, 2013 at 02:55 PM
This goes back a ways, I always like Alex Taylor and his raspy voice. "Eight to the Bar" always rocked. Thanks George, Herb, Seal, and Carly. Also all that I worked with there. Tuna, Sarah, Dory, Dennis, Dino, Billy, Ralph, Howie, Dan, Dave, Liz, and others. It's been a while. Jeff VT.
Doug L June 21, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Steve Goodwin, the roches alot of good old time groups played thru there along with the raggae music that took the house down. had fun working there. Alot of good people back then


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