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Scenes from the Johnny D’s closing celebration

Craig McKeone, former bartender and musician, waved goodbye.
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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: