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With Bill's Closure, What Happens To Cook E. Jarr?

January 11, 2013 at 4:14 PM | by | ()

There's Vegas and then there is old school Vegas. And, if haven't seen Cook E. Jarr, a city staple since '82, you're missing out on one of the most cheeztastic Vegas experiences out there.

The extremely well-tanned, gold-chain-wearing Vegas icon has been rockin' stages, from the Sands and the Hacienda to Harrah's and now Bill's, for decades now. But, with the closure of Bill's fast approaching (February 3), what will happen to the city's self-proclaimed Mr. Entertainment? We posed that question to a Caesars Entertainment representative who told us they were "currently looking for opportunities for Cook E. Jarr at our other properties." Translation: Beats us, right now.

We have faith in the resilience of Cook E. Jarr, though, and hope to pass along news of a new home soon. See him while you can at Bill's on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meantime, if you've never witnessed the spectacle that is Cook E. Jarr, check out the pelvic swivel and thrust lounge stylingz you're missing out on:

(PHOTO: Ebay)

Archived Comments:

Great Minds Think Alike

I was just wondering the same thing myself. When I moved to town 20 years ago, my first dumpy little apartment was on Swenson near Flamingo. Cook E. Jarr and The Crumbs were the lounge act at The Continental (now Terrible's).

He always had the lounge full and rocking with what might politely be described as an eclectic mix of area locals and tourists. He'd occasionally do a song or two at the craps table while he placed a bet.

The 2000's saw him tearing up Carnival Court a couple nights a week, and at last check, his Carnival Court Live! CD is going for $20 on Ebay. For the true collector, see if you can find his cassette Sweat from The Continental. Jarr is a great slice of Las Vegas history!


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