Singer-Songwriter Laura Mann to Close the Living Room and Cricket Café This Spring

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The Living Room and Cricket Cafe.
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The Living Room has become a popular spot for music lovers hosting local singer-songwriters like Ben Arnold and Eric Bazilian of the Hooters, as well as national performers like NRBQ and Vernon Reid of Living Colour.

Laura Mann, a singer-songwriter and owner of Ardmore’s The Living Room and Cricket Café, has decided to close the popular music venue and cafe in April, writes Dan DeLuca for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mann first opened the venue on Lancaster Avenue in 2018 under the name, the Living Room. After the pandemic shut her down, she reopened in Ardmore’s Masonic Hall in 2021 before it moved to the club and café’s current home on Cricket Avenue.

The Living Room has become a popular spot for music lovers hosting local singer-songwriters like Ben Arnold and Eric Bazilian of The Hooters, as well as national performers like NRBQ and Vernon Reid of Living Colour.

Mann said in a statement, “I would like to work on my own music, travel the country, and spend more time with loved ones because as time goes by, that becomes more precious to me.”

She has been performing her own music since the 1980s when became a protégé of Robert Hazard known for songs like “Escalator of Life.”

The Living Room’s schedule will remain packed through April. On the closing weekend, Mann and Dan Navarro will play on April 26 and the next night there will be a big finale.

Read more about the Living Room and Cricket Café’s final bow in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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