NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The popular Glasslands live music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn announced Tuesday that it will close its doors at the end of the year.
New Year’s Eve will be the final night of concerts at Glasslands, at 289 Kent Ave. in Brooklyn, which was described by Gothamist as “one of the city’s best down and dirty performance spaces.”READ MORE: Annual Juneteenth Festival In Bedford-Stuyvesant Takes On New Meaning In 2021
Glasslands opened in 2006 as a self-described “experimental community art space.” At the time, Kent Avenue – the westernmost street in much of Williamsburg just off the East River – was a “forgotten backwater, scattered with old warehouses playing temporary home to non-profit arts collectives, galleries, and DIY shows,” according to a post on the venue’s website.
The South Williamsburg block of Kent Avenue where Glasslands is located saw several other art and music spaces open the mid-200s, including Secret Project Robot/Lives with Animals, Paris London West Nile, Pyramids, Death by Audio, and 285 Kent, the Glasslands website said.
In its eight years, the self-described “musiquarium” has hosted A-list bands such as TV on the Radio, Franz Ferdinand and MGMT, as well as Soul Clap dance competitions and everything from aerialist acts to raves.READ MORE: Georgia Man Arrested For 2020 Rape Of Woman Who Was Dragged Into Queens Alley
“We’ve got a few months left, and we intend for them to be our best ever. Please come by and help us celebrate our final season,” the Glasslands site said.
The venue did not specify a reason for closing.
Other local music venues in the area have also closed or soon will. Gothamist reported the neighboring 285 Kent DIY venue closed this past January, while Death by Audio will shut down November.
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