Burlington’s most-legendary music venue has new owners who plan to keep the tunes, bar and food going strong while expanding the behind-the-scenes business operations.

Nectar’s began its first day under new ownership July 26, when managing partner Ed Maier was at the Main Street venue to greet customers. He said the ownership group includes silent partners he declined to identify. The sale includes the affiliated upstairs venue known as Club Metronome.

“I’m a huge music fan as well as being in the industry,” Maier said. “I have the right group of people that came together to make this happen.”

The group bought Nectar’s from Noel Donnellan, Chris Walsh, Jason Gelrud and Peter Picard. Walsh was part of the team that bought the business from founder Nectar Rorris in 2003. Rorris started Nectar’s in 1975.