Video Vintage Parkville-Overlea: Club Venus Memories

This week we take a break from our weekly guessing game to share memories of an old Parkville institution.

This week we're not going to look at an old photograph and try to guess where it was taken—instead, check out this video posted to YouTube and share your memories of Parkville's Club Venus.

The supper club, which opened in 1966, was formerly located in Perring Plaza shopping center. Stills in the video slideshow show tickets for nationally famous musical acts like The Four Seasons and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and non-musical acts like comedian Rodney Dangerfield.

The video was uploaded to Youtube by BaltimoreJam, a website that focuses on the Baltimore music scene.

What memories do you have of Club Venus? Did you ever catch a great show there? Share your memories in the comments! Don't forget! If you have some awesome piece of Parkville-Overlea area history to share, contact editor Nick Gestido: nick.gestido@patch.com

Bernadette Jehnert August 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM
We had some of the best times of our lives at Club Venus; it was the place to go!! We were a group of 10 friends that went there several times a week. I met my husband of 38 years there! What wonderful memories of great times I have of Club Venus; I really miss that place!!
Sherri August 17, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I really miss it too. We saw Liberace, Brenda Lee, and many others. It was a nice place to go, small in size but big on entertainment, and affordable. There aren't any places like that anymore. At least I haven't found any. The Hippodrome, Lyric, etc. are so expensive and so big. Ah, the good old days!
Big Daddy September 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Went there many, many times back in the '70's, New Years Eve parties. Used to work as a DJ there. We were there every week for Johnny Walker's shows. It was such a blast
Lynn Carlson February 10, 2013 at 01:46 AM
Leaving the Club Venus in 1971 a man followed my friend and I to our car forced his way in the drivers side put a gun to my head ( I was by the door). She was beside me , told us to put our head between our needs or "we never again would see daylight". He had locked the passenger side door My friend said to me you have to get that door open that is our only hope. Somehow I did got out and ran. He hit me in the face with the gun. My friend got out behind me and we ran back into the club. Went to the hospital etc. I will never forget the Club Venus. Was supposed to be such wonderful club with such nice mn. Never went back. But I would really like to know now. What is now where the club was?


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