Another independent music hall will be dimming its lights and shutting its doors for good, as The Acoustic, an intimate venue located in the Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, CT announced its forthcoming permanent closure on Thursday.
A lengthy statement shared to the venue’s Facebook reads,
We are sad to announce that we will be closing our doors for good. This decision has not been made lightly. Due the cost of overhead and the uncertainty of what business will look like for us we simply cannot continue to sustain our business and location any longer. We absolutely are open to suggestions. If there are any serious inquiries or people interested in purchasing the business and leasing the space, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
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The venue, which has welcomed artists and bands ranging from, Sophistafunk, DJ Logic, Toubab Krewe, Stella Blue’s Band, and countless other classic rock cover bands along with open jams and open mics over the years, will close following two final live-streams set for this weekend. The Acoustic is also asking for fans who have the means to do so to donate money to help with the venue’s outstanding debts that still need to be settled. Donations can be made here.
“We’d like to thank everyone for all of the love and support over our 20 years,” the venue’s statement continued. “The experience of connecting with you all and the community through art and music has truly been a blessing. The world will eventually get back to normal and we cannot wait to continue the party when it does. But unfortunately at this time, we must step down.”
Read the venue’s entire announcement below.
The Acoustic follows in the saddening footsteps of other venues around the country like Lexington’s Cosmic Charlie’s which have fallen victim to the indefinite halt of major concert tours and live events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.