Sad day for concert goers today as event management company AEG Live has announced that after four years of operation, Minneapolis alternative music venue Mill City Nights will be closing its doors for good.
In a statement to City Pages, senior Vice President Joe Litvag explained that Mill City Nights, along with sister venue The Nether Bar, will be winding down operation toward the end of this year. Litvag did not reveal what exactly led to the decision to close down the 1200 capacity venue, but he did say that it wasn’t an easy decision to make.
According to Mill City Nights’ website, the final event listed for 2016 will be alternative rock band Melodime performing on December 11th. However, the website still has events listed through June of 2017, most likely those events will be rescheduled elsewhere or cancelled. It is unclear at this time whether they will hosting a definitive “final show” following Melodime’s performance, but we will keep you updated as more information becomes available
AEG first opened the venue back in 2012 under the name “The Brick,” and after some remodeling reopened four months later as Mill City Nights. In its time, the venue along with the Nether Bar served as a great spot for touring hip-hop, metal, alternative, and variety acts, large and small, on their stops through the midwest. It’s always a shame seeing a fantastic venue close down. Please remember to support your local music venues of any size as they very much act as homes for bands and without those venues, a scene cannot thrive. Click here to check out the list of upcoming events, and show Mill City Nights some love before it goes!