Restaurant Kerubi, located on the Ilosaari Island in Joensuu, is a restaurant, gig venue, nightclub and a home to many events in Karjalantalo. Kerubi is run by Joensuun Töminä Oy, which is fully owned by Joensuun Popmuusikot ry, the organization behind the legendary Ilosaarirock festival.
Kerubi is a legendary Finnish rock club. Founded in the 1990s, the club’s ownership was transferred to Joensuun Popmuusikot in 1998. The club closed its doors due to the expiration of the lease in 2002, and a fierce search for a new location began. For the years until the current Restaurant Kerubi was opened in 2011, Joensuu's nightlife was serviced by the café-restaurant Kerubin Kuppila. Kerubi has hosted thousands of events from gigs to theater shows, movie screenings and stand-up comedy performances. Joensuun Töminä oy also organizes several annual events outside of Kerubi.
Kerubi is a venue and restaurant that includes Kerubin Sali, Kerubin Kellari and Kerubin Baari as well as several cabinets. Kerubi has seen thousands of events, from live music to theater, film screenings and stand up comedy. It is undoubtedly one of the most significant live music venues in Finland. More info about our venue.
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Parking in front of Kerubi is not free. Kerubi is located downtown, so walking and biking are excellent and easy choices. More info here.
Kerubi is committed to following safe space guidelines.
Taking photos and bringing cameras to live events is allowed, but please leave out flashes, heavy backpacks and camera bags as well as stands and tripods. Remember to respect the privacy of your fellow music-lovers when taking pictures. Some artists may have their own rules about photography so always follow the instructions given to you by venue security. Capturing video from gigs is not allowed without a separate permit. Photos and videos are taken by Kerubi staff to use in promotional and marketing material for Kerubi and its partners.