PITTSFIELD -- The Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion Concert will take place at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will feature four acts that performed at the legendary Berkshire nightclub: The Commander Cody Band, Fat, The Spampinato Brothers Band (featuring Joey and Johnny formerly of NRBQ) and Burnt Bacon and The Home Fries.
Woody’s Roadhouse was a legendary Berkshire County nightclub located on Route 8 in the town of Washington. In an era when an out-of-the-way roadhouse could host touring national acts as well as local bands, Woody’s did so for nearly 30 years. Some of the bands that the venue hosted were The Cars, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band (from Eddie and The Cruisers), David Bromberg, Arlo Guthrie, Fat, NRBQ, The Outlaws, Commander Cody, Quiet Riot, The Stompers, Bonnie Raitt, Orleans and many others.
Known as The Maple View Ballroom as far back as the 1920s, the building was purchased by Woodrow Witter in 1971. Woody was 33 years old and had previously been employed by General Electric in Pittsfield when he decided to try his hand in the nightclub business. The business opened as Woody’s House of Washington, the name was later changed to Woody’s Roadhouse. The venue remained a Berkshire County hotspot for over thirty years, drawing people from throughout the county and beyond.
Showtime for The Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are