Since writing last week about Kokopelli, a few things occurred, I've had a few meetings with the owner and also the new gm Eddie Rios and have a better understanding of the new direction I mentioned in my blog post, one being the grand opening of their new club KIVA LOUNGE at the 1904 Chestnut Street address tonight.
You'll recall in a few posts I did over the year, they have held several events in the upstairs club area including the CCTC sponsor party, various charity events and special happy hours. But the club was never branded, often being referred to as the club upstairs, and it was never fully utilized. Now it's going to and in a big way as it will be named Kiva Lounge and be open every Tuesday through Saturdays with DJ's providing music to groove by from 10PM til 2AM. Eddie tells me look for Top 40s on the weekend, and special nights during the week like Latin Night etc. At some point on Monday's there will be an industry night too. The Tequila Bar on the first floor serves appetizers until 1AM
Tonight - FRIDAY JULY 8TH 2011
Wiggle Productions & Hidden Dimension Present:
GRAND OPENING KIVA LOUNGE with Superstar DJ: JUNIOR SANCHEZ-(BROBOT/X-MIX PRODUCTIONS/NYC)
World-renowned DJ-producer Junior Sanchez hardly needs an introduction. Like his friends Erick Morillo and Harry "Choo Choo" Romero, Sanchez was bred in New Jersey's seminal '90s Latin house scene. He started out spinning at NYC hotspots like Limelight and the Shelter. These days he has risen high above the underground to become one of the most recognizable DJ names in the international scene, remixing artists such as Madonna, Shakira, Placebo, and countless others.
http://soundcloud.com/djdeepc1 (I love these sound clouds)
One of Philly’s most well known names in the dance music scene. Chris has steadily risen from his days in the early 1990s with the renowned Wamdue Kids to his current place as one of the city’s most consistent party rockers.
DJ FREEDOM-(Wiggle Productions/Undaground Set)
As a House music fanatic and veteran dj DJ Freedom began his record spinning journey in the early 90s.
KIVA Lounge 1904 Chestnut St.- Located above Kokopelli Philadelphia PA 19103 215.557.7510 9pm – 2am $10 Before Midnight Menu Until 1am Guest List & Bottle Service Info Contact: 856.571.7205
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(I'm still pulling for me Oldies night. Calling Jerry Blavet are you there?)
Update on the Opening of Kokopelli restaurant.
Kokopelli will re-emerge on Monday August 1. The menu will be similar as the one before (Southwestern) but gone will be the concept of tapas and in it's place will be a 3 course menu with "bigger portions at a better value", GM Eddie Rios tells me. The restaurant hours will be Tu - Sat 5 - 10PM, with a Happy hour in the Tequila Bar from 5PM - 7PM. Plus there will be a late night "Happy Hour" menu served in the Tequila Lounge until 1AM.