The Joint 53 has been our way to create this fun, one-of-a-kind experience for our restaurant guests. It’s dining with a theme, taking our guests back in time to when alcohol was illegal, and you had to hide in speakeasies for bartenders. While Prohibition is over, there was a style of speaking, dressing, and partying that many people have fantasized over for years afterward.
To bring people back to that time, we have the Joint 53, and to make it even more special, the Joint 53 is hosting special events we want to see our regulars at. We’ve had events running throughout the year, and have more events from September through December. We’re aiming to make it easy for our guests to make it to several events before the year is over.
We have a performance every Friday night starting at 8 PM until 11 PM, and sometimes we have multiple performances in one weekend. Don’t miss out.
The Joint 53 Events
Our events are musical performances that fit the speakeasy theme. Expect plenty of jazz and traditional music, paired with craft cocktails and a Roaring 20s atmosphere.
September is something to be excited about with nine different events to look forward to. There’s a mix of local jazz bands, tribute performances, and some experimental music coming to our speakeasy. Be sure to come and check us out before it gets packed and there’s no room to sit and enjoy the show.
- Sep 2, 2022 – The Niel Nicastro Trio
- Sep 9, 2022 – South Side Five
- Sep 10, 2022 – The Frost Duo
- Sep 15, 2022 – Reel in the years
- Sep 16, 2022 – Joe Micheals Trio
- Sep 17, 2022 – Mark Montella Project
- Sep 23, 2022 – Hot Club of Scranton
- Sep 24, 2022 – BC Combo Group
- Sep 30, 2022 – The Experiment
The month of Halloween is not to be outdone by what we have in September. While there is a break for Columbus Day weekend, we still have six shows this month. We have some returning performers who are trying something new, and more tributes to jazz legends.
- Oct 1, 2022 – M2K Duo
- Oct 14, 2022 – South Side Five, The Forst Duo
- Oct 15, 2022 – Mark Montella Project
- Oct 21, 2022 – Joe Micheals Trio
- Oct 28, 2022 – Lush Life Ensemble: Crooner Jazz, Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, etc.
- Oct 29, 2022 – Rice Crew
In November, we have some of our favorite performers coming back to perform for us. We have several bands, duos, and solo performers in the eight Joint 53 events this month.
- Nov 4, 2022 – The Neil Nicastro Trio, Bret Alexander
- Nov 5, 2022 – Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio
- Nov 11, 2022 – South Side Five, The Frost Duo
- Nov 12, 2022 – Mark Montella Project
- Nov 18, 2022 – Joe Micheals Trio
- Nov 19, 2022 – CC Duo
- Nov 25, 2022 – Hot Club Of Scranton
- Nov 26, 2022 – Teddy Young Duo
We plan to end the year with some special performances that will be sure to knock your socks off. Herald in the new year with one-of-a-kind jazz performances, or celebrate with the family as they come down over the holidays. With the events at Joint 53, we can cap off the year in ways our guests won’t ever forget.
- Dec 2, 2022 – The Neil Nicastro Trio Eddie Appnel
- Dec 3, 2022 – Mark Montella Project
- Dec 9, 2022 – South Side Five
- Dec 16, 2022 – Joe Micheals Trio, Anthony Picataggio
- Dec 17, 2022 – Phyllis Hopkins
- Dec 23, 2022 – Hot Club of Scranton, Chris Jackson
- Dec 30, 2022 – The Frost Duo
- Dec 31, 2022 – The Lush Life Ensemble
Don’t Miss Out on the Special Events at the Joint 53
The Joint 53 has become one of our favorite ways to bring something new to our guests. If you’re a regular at Rikasa’s but you haven’t been to the Joint 53 yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. Come check us out before the year is over and see how we bring speakeasies and the Roaring 20s back to life.
For our general dining experience, don’t forget to make a reservation online today. If you want to have a private party or social gathering, you can book an event and take a tour of our property.