There was a lot of joy spreading through central North Carolina on New Year’s Day that had nothing to do with celebrating the New Year.
The outpouring of happiness came from those who have fond memories of dancing and partying years ago in Winston-Salem’s renowned music venue Ziggy’s. The reason for all the smiles was that former Ziggy’s owner Jay Stephens announced that the popular club of old will be reopening later this year – this time in High Point.
Stephens put out the good news on his Facebook page and, within a day, the post had nearly 300 comments and almost 200 shares.
“Happy New Year,” Stephens’ post stated. “I am opening up a new Ziggy’s on April 1, 2022. It’s going to be the most amazing space I’ve had to date for my third generation of Ziggy’s.”
He went on to say that he had partnered with John Muldoon – the proprietor of Cohab Space in High Point – to “create a special place to gather and celebrate with friends.”
The first Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, on Baity Street, closed in 2007. Four years later, Ziggy’s reopened in downtown Winston-Salem. That incarnation of the club closed in 2016.
Now, nearly six years later, a new Ziggy’s will be opening in High Point.
Ziggy’s featured a variety of music including reggae and country, with acts like Steel Pulse, Phish and the Dave Matthews Band performing at the venue.
The band Acoustic Syndicate will open the new Ziggy’s on Friday, April 1 with special guest Flat Tire Trio also performing.
If you would like more information about the new Ziggy’s you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beam me up. The Ramkat in Winston has some good acts, too. Been there several times.
Jay wisely avoided Greensboro.
U. R. Right. If you have a choice, why operate a businesses in Greensboro?