Connie's Ric Rac started as a retail store circa 1982. Connie, a mother of 2 boys, ran the establishment where she sold electronics such as radios, digital watches, vcr's, etc. There was no stage or performances at the Ric Rac at that time, and the only form of entertainment was offered by local lunatics frequenting the establishment.
Connie choose the name Ric Rac because she confused the word with bric a brack - which meant "Anything" - with Ric Rac. Ric Rac is actually a type of stitching More History...
Here's what's chillin' in the valley. We got our Wednesday Night Open Mic Jam Every Wednesday. It's FREE. Jam out or play some rehearsed songs, it's up to you. We got everything you need to plug into plus extra instruments. Full bands are welcome to play this open mic! Sign up is from 7-8:30. Show starts at 9pm! http://www.facebook.com/#!/ConniesRicRacOpenMic
We got Jay West Likes Comedy, a stand up comedy open mic. Every Sunday Night. It's Free. It's fun and exciting plus there's jokes and sometimes Rocky Mike will pop up! Show starts at 8pm!
How could you not love this place?
We have an Artist Annonymous Meeting Every Monday from 5-7 where artists of all types are welcome to come share their art and enjoy 1 dollar off all drinks! http://www.facebook.com/#!/ArtAnonPhilly
We have private parties here! Have your private party here!! Book your birthday with us! We have lots of bands play here on the weekends not to mention the occasional comedy show.
Check our Facebook page for the latest updates on weekend and weekday events here at Connie's Ric Rac.
-Connie's Ric Rac Crew
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