Bill “Brotherman” Beckwith is organizing a reunion for regulars of legendary Auburn hippie bar Peeps, which kept it real on Opelika Road from 1969 to 1975. The two-day event will start Friday, May 13 with a potluck dinner at the house of Auburn hippie turned Realtor Tara Nolan and end at The War Eagle Supper Club on Saturday, May 14. There will be barbecue. There will be music.
“A lot of our friends that hung out at Peeps made big names for themselves in the music industry,” Beckwith told The Corner News. “We’ve been able to contact a lot of them and get them to come back to Auburn for the party to play.”
Some of the bands on tap: a reunited Wolfe, Beggars Opera (whose lead singer owned Peeps), Vicky Hardy, Rock Kilo, John Millman, and Allen Hinds. Rollin’ in the Hay takes the stage at midnight on May 14.
Admission to the Supper Club shindig is $20 per person, $35 for couples.
“Anyone who remembers that time of hanging out at Peeps, protesting the Vietnam War and spending time at Chewacla under the waterfalls should come to our party,” Beckwith said. “A good time will be had by all.”
Read TWER’s interview with Brotherman — and see his Auburn tattoos — here.
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816 Opelika Rd?
When I was at AU, that place was called La Fiesta.