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Scenes from the Johnny D’s closing celebration

Craig McKeone, former bartender and musician, waved goodbye.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Craig McKeone, former bartender and musician, waved goodbye.

After more than 47 years in business, Johnny D’s, the popular night club, music venue, and restaurant right in the heart of Somerville, is closing. But this isn’t a typical going-out-of-business sale. The club has turned it into a celebration, with a parade through Davis Square. Below are some videos and photos from Globe reporters and festival attendees.

A New Orleans style brass band paraded through Davis Square.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

A New Orleans style brass band paraded through Davis Square.

Owner Carla DeLellis sat on the shoulders of a former bartender, Oscar Simoza.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Owner Carla DeLellis sat on the shoulders of a former bartender, Oscar Simoza.

Owner Carla DeLellis stood on a park bench and thanked all her patrons and musicians.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

DeLellis stood on a park bench and thanked all her patrons and musicians.

Patrick Johnson played the sax.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Patrick Johnson played the sax.

Owner Carla DeLellis shook hands with Greg Jukes, a percussionist who thanked her for providing a venue for musicians.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Owner Carla DeLellis shook hands with Greg Jukes, a percussionist who thanked her for providing a venue for musicians.

Michelle Behr (center), of Somerville, danced inside Johnny D’s during its last day in business.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Michelle Behr (center), of Somerville, danced inside Johnny D’s during its last day in business.

Videos from the festivities:

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