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“Nice once you figure out all the things they don't tell you”
Review of Down Home

Down Home
Ranked #2 of 5 Nightlife in Johnson City
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We want to love the Down Home, but they don't make it easy. We arrived at 7:45 for an 8:00 show and were told when we paid our door fee that we needed to get our food order in before the show started. **They don't tell you this on the web site.** We immediately sought out the waitress who said "Don't worry, we'll get you some food." So we sat and waited; she was obviously busy. We waited...and waited...and after half an hour we tracked her down again. "Oh," she said. "I forgot about you. Well, we ran out of food anyway, and the kitchen closed." Um, thanks a lot. Is there still popcorn? "No, we've run out of popcorn." You've run out of popcorn??? So we bought a couple of drinks, watched the first half, and went off to find a more obliging kitchen.

The website also doesn't tell you their address. Kinda basic stuff that would be helpful for visitors, you know.

We can't tell you about the food -- we visited once before and all they could give us was popcorn, so we haven't actually managed to eat there yet. But the music was just fine. If you can track down the address, and arrive 45 minutes before the show to get your food order in, you'll enjoy it.

Thank gingkoleaf
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I've been going to shows at The Down Home since I was a kid and there is not a better listening room in town. Great artists booked all year 'round with a space centered around enjoying the music.

Thank Erin D
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Looks like a dive, which is fine, but OMG a $15 cover! No wonder there were only a handful of customers. Didn't go in...refused to pay cover!

1  Thank Donlynne L
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Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

The Down Home is a landmark listening room in the Americana music scene. The acoustics are superb. Many of the biggest names in Americana have played here over the decades and little had changed in those many years. It's great to have a venue where the focus is on the music.

1  Thank Craig T
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Reviewed 19 November 2014

It's small, intimate and well thought out. I'd rate it higher is the chairs were even close to comfortable and if the heat worked. Being uncomfortable isn't a good way to enjoy a good performance.

2  Thank JD S
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