The longtime music venue U Street Music Hall has decided to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s now October, and right now we should be in the midst of our busy season,” the venue’s owners wrote in a letter to concert goers.
“But instead we now spend this time closing the chapter on an incredible experience.”
In its 10 year run, the Washington, D.C. music venue has hosted some of music’s biggest names ranging from Roddy Ricch and Freddie Gibbs to Skrillex and Rita Ora. Unfortunately, the venue has been hit hard due to cancelled shows and high operational costs. With an uncertain timeline ahead, the venue has been forced to close its doors.
“Our team — like so many others in the industry that has been turned upside down — worked tirelessly over the the past seven months to see us trough this extended closure. But due to the pandemic, mounting operational costs that never paused even while we were closed, and no clear timeline for when clubs like ours can safely reopen, we had no choice recently but to make this heartbreaking decision.”