The Rising Sun Club will open Thursday night at 7 o'clock in
the handsome new building four miles south of Greenwood, on Highway
The Mississippi State Collegians will play on opening night and again on Saturday night, and on Friday and Sunday nights, music will be furnished by Miller Holmes and his Mississippians.
The Rising Sun Club is one of the Delta's most modernly equipped places of entertainment. The club will also feature the finest foods, prepared and served by experts.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, January 1, 1940
According to an eye witness account, two armed bandits held up the Rising Sun Night Club Sunday morning, hit one patron over the head with a pistol butt and made a clean get-away with many rings, watches and several thousand dollars.
The robbers, who had been seen around the night club the week before, herded the employees and patrons into the clubroom, told them to stand against the wall with raised arms, and proceeded to ransack the place.
While this was going on, one young lady took the opportunity to take off her rings and wrist watch and put them in her mouth, thus saving them from the person to person shakedown that followed.
The bandits then told their victims to remain standing against the wall for 15 minutes and not to say anything about the occurrence if they knew what was good for them. Upon such an order, the gangsters made a speedy departure in a high-powered automobile.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, October 18, 1948