Yea you read that right. The historic NYC live venue and nightclub is officially closing its doors August 9th, having been acquired by the Barclay Center’s owners for more corporate purposes and renovations.
Webster’s rich 25 year history has been a staple of NYC night life and culture. The east village go-to spot was home to New York City artist-curated parties like BASSment Saturdays and House Party in recent years. Webster also repeatedly hosted a number of headliners like Travis Scott, Kanye West, Young Thug, Dillinger Escape Plan, Taking Back Sunday and Green Day.
Concerning Webster’s last club night, GOTHAM, on the 5th—general manager Gerard McNamee posted the following statement.
Ladies and Gentlemen/Friends and Family:
Sad but true, the legendary and world-famous Webster Hall has been sold and will close as we know it for its final club night on Saturday August 5th, 2017, which just so happens to be my birthday, which is certainly somehow apropos. It will be closed for an undisclosed period of time for demo, reno and transition to corporate ownership under Barclays/AEG/Bowery Presents. I highly recommend that you all stop by before the end of this era to pay your respects to the Ballingers and the building for providing us with a lifetimes worth of memories. There are only 12 club nights left. Please come celebrate our rich 25 year history of being the biggest, baddest and longest running nightclub in the history of New York City.
Starting the 6th thru the 9th, Webster will host The Final Shows series, a farewell concert line-up paying homage to the live venue’s final hours. Acts include Eyes Set to Kill, Good Charlotte and wait for it… Michelle Branch. For more details including all performances and ticket prices, visit Webster’s Calendar.