A Tribute to Don Cohen
“Featuring a Melting Pot of Ramblin’ Players”
Everyone is invited to join us at Boston’s on the Beach in Delray for a VERY SPECIAL “Blue Tuesday”… we will be celebrating the life and legacy of DON COHEN known to all as the founder of Musician’s Exchange and the Riverwalk Blues Festival. We honor Don every year around his birthday to keep his name and memory alive! The lineup of entertainers will be nothing shy of STELLAR!
Don Cohen founded the Musicians Exchange which was located at 729 E. Sunrise Blvd in Ft Lauderdale. It was a haven for musicians and music fans… offering everything from a music store, musicians referral service, talent agency, electronic repair shop, guitar repair, rehearsal space, recording studio and, of course, the world famous Musicians Exchange Cafe upstairs which hosted artists from Buddy Guy and Albert King to Koko Taylor, NRBQ, Jaco Pastorious, and hundreds more!
Don Cohen began “Riverwalk Blues Festival” in the parking lot of the building. This fest grew in such popularity, it grew too big for the lot. Don moved Musicians Exchange from it’s original location three times over the years- to One Night Stans in Hollywood, to the A Train in Delray, to Hollywood Playhouse in Hollywood. But nothing could or would ever compare to the original two-story pink building on Sunrise Blvd. Don Cohen touched the lives of so many in the local music industry. Unfortunately, Don was only 55 when he passed away of brain cancer in October of 2007.
Learn more about his life via an article which appeared in the Sun Sentinel on October 6, 2007.musicians exchange
Anyone who worked with or performed for Don Cohen will want to attend this most special annual event.