Oldest Still Active Black-Social Club in U.S.; B.B. King Played Here

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Star Social Club
212 East Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
United States
39° 57' 39.474" N, 75° 36' 3.9456" W


Founded in 1896, the Star is the oldest still-active black social club in the United States. It has fallen on hard times but is struggling to survive. Greats have played on its stage, including Count Basie, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and B.B. King. This information is from the Michaelle Bond article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/14/15, at pp. B1, B11.

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Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:26

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