Oakland’s Dorsey’s Locker Celebrates the 12th Anniversary of the Blue Candle

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Dorsey’s Locker is slated to hold a celebration to honor the12th anniversary of The Blue Candle, the longest running Afrocentric open mic for spoken word artists and comedians in Oakland. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, November 15 beginning at 8:30 p.m. and will be hosted by comedian Jay Rich.

The Dorsey’s Locker community stage in Oakland has help launch the successful careers on many entertainers, such as The Punany Poets, Nercity, Jus’BEA, Lunell, Nema Williams, Kirk McHenry and Daniel Dugar. Former hosts of the program have gone on to become well known in the community, such as Audrey Lee. The very first host of The Blue Candle, Ms. Lee was a successful KPFA radio personality. Other prior hosts include Jay Crowe, Roxanne Ware, Ghetto Girl Blue, Nercity, President Davis, Jus’BEA, and Rye.

The Blue Candle provides exceptional entertainment to the patrons of Dorsey’s Locker every Tuesday night at 8:30. Spoken words artists make people think and the comedians make them laugh while they are enjoying the exceptional food and spirits the establishment has to offer.

“As always the drinks are strong and Dorsey’s serves up some of the best Texas Style soul food in the Bay area,” says Donald Dorsey, General Manager of Dorsey’s Locker.

For more information on Dorsey’s Locker, call (510) 291-4583or visit them online at http://www.dorseyslocker-oakland.com. Dorsey’s Locker is located at 5817 Shattuck Avenue Oakland, CA 94608.

About Dorsey’s Locker

Drawing on a family tradition that began with the first Dorsey-owned restaurant in 1941, Dorsey’s Locker in Oakland features southern home cooking at its finest. Any day of the week, choose from a swimmy selection of seafood, including deep-fried or grilled catfish fillets and prawns. Or try robust helpings of fried chicken, liver and onions, and more. Dorsey’s also offers a rotating daily menu and provides full-service catering for any occasion including office parties, meetings and celebrations, church events and special dinners, weddings receptions, college or school events and graduation receptions, and retirement celebration parties.


Donald Dorsey