In February 2020, before COVID-19 changed the tune, entrepreneur brothers Michael and Peter Labrie welcomed some very special musical guests to their Rye, NH, restaurant The Atlantic Grill — Ralph Peterson and The Messenger Legacy.

The event was a Sneak Preview to give people a taste of the extraordinary music, and fine dining, that the Labries have in store at their new club, scheduled to open in Spring 2021. And Ralph and The Messenger Legacy, direct musical descendants of jazz legend Art Blakey, were the guests of honor.

“What a night! I feel like we just witnessed the beginning of a new era in NH Seacoast. So amazing,” said one attendee.

“Now go tell all of your square friends what they missed,” said Ralph, as he thanked the crowd at the close of the raucous show.