The Bunkhouse Saloon has actually inexplicably gone dark. With relatively no notification or description, the popular downtown music destination at 124 S. 11th Street issued word by means of its Facebook page that it is no longer functional, since today:
“The Bunkhouse Saloon regrets to announce that we have closed our doors, efficient right away. Ticketholders for future shows will certainly be called by Ticketfly regarding refunds. On behalf of our personnel, management, and production group we wish to thank every artist who graced our phase and everyone who visited us for a program or a cold beer. You made Bunkhouse something we will certainly never forget.”
The closing statement comes simply less than a year after the place re-opened this past fall after undergoing comprehensive remodellings, consisting of enhancements to the staging and noise, in addition to expanding the ability and moving the entryway.
“The marquee on Monday might have read ‘Back from the dead,’ but the reality is, this is no zombie/Lazarus Bunkhouse, however a new venue in all but name,” composed Jason Bracelin after last fall’s grand reopening. “And it’s a better one in practically every way– better sound, roomier interior, more area to hang out outside, higher caliber of bands being booked while still giving Vegas acts lots of chances to play the space. Given, nothing will change the memories of the old Bunkhouse for a great deal of individuals. Time to make some new ones instead.”
The news is incredibly frustrating for music fans and for the local scene, as the Bunkhouse not only regularly reserved compelling acts– outfits like Tuxedo, whose program last month was loaded to the gills and definitely jaw-dropping– but it was likewise an important hub for the local scene.
The impact on local imitate Exact same Sex Mary, which was set to commemorate the release of its latest cd at the Bunkhouse this Saturday, in the business of Covert Levels and Dark Black, both set to make their scene launching, is both immediate and profound.
“We had a complete rehearsal last night,” states Tsvetelina Stefanova of Same Sex Mary. “We have actually got 7 choir members and 2 stars, a director and all these individuals. We will have practice with Hassan, who’s rapping on one of the songs. We have all these individuals involved in this, and we’re still trying to wrap our heads around it.”
According to Stefanova, this evening, she’s slated to meet with Mike Henry, talent buyer for Downtown Jobs, who, from the sounds of it, is doing everything he can to assist move the gig to an alternate venue. Still, the news of the Bunkhouse closing is a big obstacle for the regional act.
“We anticipated our program to offer out, and we were banking on that,” states Stefanova, whose band had a sophisticated production planned. “We bought CDs and were wanting to have the ability to spend for them, and we also want to compensate everyone involved. There are most likely like 20 people associated with this entire thing. And working with everybody’s schedule. If we need to do it on different days now … we have to ensure we can discover a place where we can get this production done appropriately.
“It simply really, truly sucks,” she goes on. “We have actually worked so hard on this. I’ve printed I have no idea how many countless fliers that we’ve distributed and posters that state it’s at the Bunkhouse. We have actually simply put in so much work into this. I simply don’t know what to believe.”
Downtown Project Ventures, which oversees a host of downtown buildings, consisting of the Gold Spike, the marketplace, Oak & & Ivy, the Las Vegas Hostel and Container Park, among others, issued a statement previously today from CEO Mark Rowland:
“The Bunkhouse Saloon has actually closed, reliable Monday, July 20. We’re happy of the committed workers and all of the artists who rocked the phase of the Bunkhouse Saloon, and we’re talking with possible new operators and considering brand-new ideas. Ticket holders will be called instantly through Ticketfly.”
Aside from the statement, there’s no conclusive word yet on why the location closed so suddenly or exactly what the plans are from right here, but we’ll keep you published as things end up being clearer. In the meantime, also keep an eye out for word on when/if the Exact same Sex Mary CD release show is rescheduled.
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