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Connie's Ric Rac is not a bar with a stage.
We are a venue......that serves drinks.
what we are
Connie's Ric Rac is an event venue located on The 9th Street Italian Market in South Philadelphia, presenting local and regional music, comedy and performing arts. The Ric Rac has been a mainstay in the Philly scene since it's inception in 2006. It's underground, DIY atmosphere has drawn the likes of prominent Philadelphia artists such as Amos Lee, Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen), Black Landlord, as well as national act comedians Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Ali Faranakian (Pit Theatre, NYC) and the quickly rising Chris Gethard.
why we are here
It's simple - we love music, art and comedy. We're proud to play host to a variety of forms of entertainment, whether it be a burlesque circus show, punk rock karaoke, or a night of acoustic singer songwriters. Our main product is on the stage, not in our refrigerators. On any given night you can catch the hottest emerging artists in the Philly music and comedy scene. We are also known for presenting events such as Johnny Showcase & The Left Lucy Cabaret, Dead Flowers' Smoking Gun Revue and genre specific showcases.
how we got here
Back in the day, Connie's Ric Rac was a shop owned by Connie Tartaglia with a variety of curious objects; really more of a "bric-a-brac". Her and husband Joe "Joe Brown" Tartaglia were Italian Market lifers who always had a fine appreciation for the arts, which were passed down along to their two sons, Joe Brown, Jr., and Frankie. With the explosion of the internet and companies like eBay in the late 90's, Connie sold out her entire inventory by the early 2000s. The building sat vacant for a while, and there were plans for a laundromat......
"The windows and doors were all boarded shut
And the storekeepers had closed their shops up
There wasn't anyone left around
Except for these guys
Who had guitars, and they had drums
And other instruments of wondrous sound"
Plans for the laundro