Red Door’s 10th anniversary | The Salt Lake Tribune

I was quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune last week regarding the Red Door's upcoming anniversary party on Saturday Oct 20th.
The downtown martini lounge boasts local art on its walls and locally crafted drinks, including this fall’s pumpkin martini.

Downtown martini lounge The Red Door will celebrate 10 years in business this month with a film-noir themed party Oct. 20.

The celebration will have a 1940s theme, with a party featuring The Joshua Payne Orchestra playing classic jazz and accompanying singer/actor Erica Hansen. On an extended patio outside, DJ Jesse Walker will be spinning.

"It is basically two parties in one bar on one evening," said event planner John Geertsen. "The interior of the bar will be changing a little bit; there will be white tablecloths, flowers, candles and draping. Period or formal wear is requested — but not required. You don’t need reservations. We want to give people a reason not to go to the dive bar down the street."

Walker, who was the resident DJ for four years at the lounge, is looking forward to spinning at the anniversary celebration, where he will play a mix of jazzy, funky, lounge and house music, with some Red Door classics thrown in. "I still play for them occasionally to fill in, or for special occasions like this," he said. " I think The Red Door was a milestone as far as bringing a more sophisticated vibe to SLC."