Randy Rogers Buys The Cheatham Street Warehouse
Randy Rogers has purchased the Iconic Texas venue Cheatham Street Warehouse from former owner Kent Finlay’s children.
Randy and numerous other artist got their start playing at Cheatham Street. Others like: George Strait, Todd Snider, Hal Ketchum, Bruce Robison and many more.
But Rogers has a special connection to the venue. He played there often and always appreciated the advice and conversation of Kent Finlay. Finlay passed away during the production of the Randy Rogers Band’s most recent album 'Nothing Shines Like Neon.' Finlay passed on March 2, 2015 (Texas Independence Day) at the age of 77. The group paid tribute to him in several songs.
Finlay’s oldest daughter Jenni offered this comment reported by KOKE-FM...“Knowing that Cheatham Street’s legacy will stay in tact under the love and care of Randy Rogers fills all of our hearts,” Jenni Finlay says. “Randy came up performing at Dad’s beloved Songwriters Night and it’s only fitting that he takes the helm. We’re so excited about the next chapter for Cheatham Street.”
Kent Finlay opened Cheatham Street Warehouse more than 40 years ago in San Marcos, Texas and it thrived thanks in part to the number of college students in the area. It sits halfway between San Antonio and Austin, which also helps.
Randy Rogers says he plans to honor Kent Finlay “in every way” with the venue.