Legacy Blues lounge set to open in September

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A banner for Legacy Blues hangs from the southwest corner of the Legacy Building in Fayetteville.

A few weeks ago, a Flyer reader mentioned that a blues/jazz club was coming to the Legacy Building in downtown Fayetteville.

Turns out, he was right.

Legacy Blues lounge is set to open just before Labor Day, and they’ve already got a full lineup of local and regional blues and jazz acts on the calendar .

The club is owned by longtime musician Jim “Jimmy the Biscuit” Lefler and his three sons J.K., T.J., and Tad. According to J.K., the idea to open a blues club in Fayetteville was his father’s.

“Dad has always been musically inclined,” he said. “He was in Tanya Tucker’s touring band back in the day when she was real big.”

The plan is to host live blues and jazz music Wednesday through Saturday night, and to serve up steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and other items.

“We’ll have great steaks, we have an Ahi tuna steak that’s really good, oyster po-boys,” J.K told us.

Lefler said that the club will offer jazz or acoustic blues music during dinner, before switching over to more of a nightclub at around 9 p.m.

There weren’t a lot of renovations needed on the space, which has been vacant since the Legacy Building was finished in 2007. According to J.K., the are was basically move-in ready.

“We were very fortunate to find this place,” he said. “Someone spent a lot of money making it look great before we came along.”

After a soft opening on Sept. 1, Legacy Blues will officially be open to the public on Sept. 2 with music by Cherry Brooks, and house band Big Bluesy.