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'Bayou' birthday bash for cafe on River St.

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Savannah is known for its great night life, and one place that has been making that happen for a long time is the Bayou Cafe on River Street.

The Bayou is celebrating its 25th birthday this weekend with a big bash, bringing back many of the musicians who have played there over the years. 

The live music has only been stopped twice there since it opened. Once when Hurricane Floyd was approaching and once during the filming of a movie. 

Local musicians say they are grateful for a venue like it.

“Venues like the Bayou are some of the ones that have made it possible for me as a live performer to make a living playing music and only playing music. I haven't had to work any other jobs because I play music five and six nights a week and the Bayou puts in a lot of dates on my schedule,” said musician Thomas Claxton.

The party starts Friday, and continues Saturday and Sunday afternoons, going each night until closing.

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