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2012 - present

1005 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

The Met is the third iteration of the club.

Information below borrowed with kind permission from The Met website


1975-1990 - The Met Café (#1) - Jewelry District, Providence, RI 02903

In the beginning, three childhood friends, Josh Miller,  Tom Fairchild, and Rilev Havford opened the first version called the Met Café. The Met Café openned in 1975 in the Jeweltry District alongside Route 195. Hayford played the first night in what quickly evolved into a pass-the-hat venture featuring local acts.  In time, national acts like Roomful of Blues and The Fabulous Thunderbirds were playing the club.

1993-2003 - The Met Cafe (#2) - 130 Union Street, Providence, RI 02903

The second version of the Met was downtown on Union Street, attached to the second location of The Strand’s in the Peerless Building. It had a decade-long run from 1993 to 2003, disappearing when The Strand’s shifted to its current home. The Dave Matthews BandOasis, and the Black-Eyed Peas were among the acts that made their Rhode Island debuts at the club.

2012-present - The Met (#3) - 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

The new club is a versatile music room booking rock, folk, punk, blues and more. Longtime booking agent Jack Reich comments, “The Met is the mid-sized room Rhode Island has been missing for some time.”



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