Celebrity Club photos
The Celebrity Club was by all accounts the first integrated jazz club in New England. Opened by Paul Filippi — known on the island as the founder of Ballard’s — in 1949, it closed just a scant five years later.
The Celebrity Club is being honored with a jazz performance and the unveiling of a plaque that commemorates the club. Read the full story that appeared in the Aug. 10 edition of The Block Island Times here.