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Oakland Venue The Uptown Permanently Closes After 15 Years

The Uptown Nightclub says goodbye and thank you
By - posted 9/18/2020 No Comment

Sad news from the East Bay, iconic Oakland nightclub The Uptown has announced its permanent closure. The venue had been closed for months due to the pandemic, and with no end in sight until live entertainment could resume, they have been forced to call it quits. 

It’s a heartbreaking loss for the Bay Area as we lose yet another live music venue. 2020 has seen the loss of Slims and the Stork Club. The Uptown hosted countless bands over the last 15 years including a secret Green Day concert, Thee Oh Sees, The Business, and The Avengers, plus countless local bands and touring acts have graced the stage. And in recent years, its hosted fun dance parties like Hella Gay, burlesque nights like Hubba Hubba, Nerd Nite, and comedy shows like Moonlight Comedy. The Uptown, you’ll be greatly missed!

The Uptown’s final message on their website says “It is with deep sadness that we announce that The Uptown Nightclub will not be reopening. With no date in sight when live entertainment will be safe, we just cannot afford to continue to pay our rent and other expenses with no income in the foreseeable future. This was a heartbreaking decision and one we put off as long as we possibly could.”

Read their goodbye and thank you message.
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