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Smoke & Soul: A Cigar and Live Music Pop-Up

The Black Leaf Society is excited to bring back Smoke & Soul! A can’t-miss event at Merchants Cigar Bar that blends live R&B music, custom hand-rolled cigars, and exquisite libations. The incredibly talented Carla G will be the featured artist, serenading you with her soulful vocals. DJ Ricky Belfort will provide the live instrumentation while laying down a fantastic mix filled with all your favorite bangers. It will be an amazing night; we can’t wait to see you there.


  • Date: Wednesday, September 13th
  • Time: Doors open at 5:00 PM
  • DJ Starts at: 6:00 PM
  • Live Music Starts at: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Merchants Cigar Bar, 1125 1st Ave., New York, NY 10065


  • Premium Admission: 39.99 (Includes 1 Black Leaf Society Hand-Rolled Cigar, Limited seating )
  • VIP Admission: $55 (Includes 1 Black Leaf Society Hand-Rolled Cigar, 1 cocktail, and preferred seating)

Welcome To The Black Leaf Society

Merchants Cigar Bar

Merchants Cigar Bar is a sleek midcentury styled lounge that transports guests to another place and time. True to the age of the decadent Havana High Life – legal indoor smoking, fresh sourced cocktail ingredients, and music playing till the early morning hours. Merchants architecture and décor is alluring and authentic. Every element is a modern adaptation of classic design. Guests descend down a striking mahogany paneled staircase brought to life with brass accents, floor to ceiling bronze mirrors, and diffused lights. Upon entering the lounge, a luxurious custom brass bar greets guests to the right, as intimate tables and bespoke leather booths welcome couples and larger groups to the left. The space is adorned with handmade Calico Wallpaper, and lighting fixtures by Triple Seven and Soho House. Featuring playful branding and artwork by noted Berlin-based agency Maison C.C. and illustrator Benedikt Rugar, Merchants Cigar Bar offers guests an environment fueled by intrigue with hints of glamour in every detail.

Carla G.

Carla G. can be described in many ways but most will say that she is strong spirited with a bright personality. These traits are what kept her energy thriving as she traveled from coast to coast with her military family as a child. She gained her southern roots in Augusta, GA and her teenage years, in Tacoma, Washington. The Hampton University graduate moved to New York City to work the corporate media life by day and pursue her music career by night. In 2016, she took a leap of faith to pursue music and entertainment full time.

The multi-talented Carla G. can be considered many things but her main focuses include being a songwriter & vocalist and an event MC that can command any room she accompanies. She has been an event MC and held residencies throughout Manhattan showcasing her one woman show – Carla G’s Living Room.


Merchants Cigar Bar
1125 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065


The Black Leaf Society

Event Location


Sep 13 2023


5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 13 2023
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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