After the passing of the Balcony Club’s owner last December, neighbors began to wonder if the longtime jazz and blues venue would keep entertaining the neighborhood from its perch above the Lakewood theater and Mi Cocina.

Fortunately, just days before his death, former owner Teddy Davey signed a 10-year lease for the space, which is now run by his wife, Lorena. This summer, Balcony Club will turn 30, and if all goes to plan it will keep turning out live music on its intimate stage until it turns 40.

Davey was an actor and singer whose career included performances at the Undermain Theater in Deep Ellum and Las Vegas clubs. He moved to Las Vegas in the 1990s and transformed himself into a lounge singer. He purchased the Balcony Club in 2013, reviving the East Dallas staple and creating a space for local jazz acts to perform with live music every night.

Watch Davey perform here, and check out Balcony Club’s music line-up here.

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