New Downtown Establishment To Cater Towards Musicians

CLARIFICATION: The Club made the decision to open despite the business still waiting to obtain a state liquor license.
JAMESTOWN – Bars are often known for more than just their food and drinks. Entertainment has become an invaluable part of a bar’s success.
Local native Buck Kramer says bars, however, often treat music as an afterthought by placing musicians in a “dark corner.” Kramer, during an interview with WNYNewsNow Wednesday, said his dream was to open a musician-ran establishment that catered specifically towards musicians.
Kramer, a musician himself, and Deb Yoakum decided to open The Chadakoin Club, located at 104 W. 2nd St., (formerly The Q Sports Bar & Grill).
“I want to run a place that’s catered to musicians,” Kramer said. “I want to run a bar the way a musician would run it.”
“We are not just a bar, (though). We are actually a music venue that happens to have a bar.”
The Chadakoin Club, which is celebrating a “soft opening” from Wednesday, Aug. 1st until Saturday, Aug. 4th, primarily seeks to provide music and entertainment, according to Yoakum.
Yoakum said she and Kramer decided, at this point, not to serve alcohol or obtain a New York State liquor license.
“Our mission is music and entertainment,” Yoakum said. “We can do that without alcohol.”
“We had people clamoring to come in and play, so that’s why we decided to open.”
The Chadakoin Club is offering mocktails, instead, including the “La La Lucy” (strawberry limeade mix) and the “Ricardo Spritz” (exotic fruit drink).
Yoakum said that The Chadakoin Club is an open-to-the-public venue, but there is a VIP membership available on the establishment’s website. 
Yoakum and Kramer are currently developing a kids menu and events tailored for kids and teenagers.
“We could’ve waited, but we didn’t want to miss out on helping the community come in and find good foods and cold drinks and entertainment while they’re out wandering around with everything that’s going on in this city,” Yoakum said.
The Chadakoin Club will be hosting several concerts during its soft opening celebration, as listed below:
Thursday, August 2st
8 PM-11 PM Mick Hayes (blues, rock, R&B & soul)
Friday, August 3st
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Ryan Buzzetto (Singer/songwriter from Jamestown)
8 PM-11 PM Davis & ENG (blues, jazz, folk, rock, gospel, and traditional country)
Saturday, August 3rd
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Magic By Uri (magical entertainment for everyone).
8 PM-11 PM Wine-N-Whiskey Band (country, classic rock, oldies, bluegrass, etc.)


  1. The statement “not to serve alcohol or obtain a New York State liquor license.” Is incorrect. The decision was made to open without serving alcohol as the State liquor license had not been obtained, as yet.

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