New Raleigh gets word that The Downtown Event Center, formerly
Raleigh Music Hall, formerly Martin Street Music Hall has once again closed.
The full story is not yet known, but we can say that Downtown Event Center has closed its doors. Alibi downstairs is still thriving and it looks like the Pizza/Deli place on the first floor has been gaining steam lately. The already desperate music scene has taken another hit. There were a couple of great shows that Downtown Event Center put together in their small life span, including The Death Set and Team Robespierre back in March and LTJ Bukem years ago.
Will the Downtown Event Center be missed? I’m sure it will be to the few folks who actually attended shows there. But with its wild history, who is to say that it won’t open back up in a couple of months as Half a Block Off Fayetteville Street Music Hall.
I still think it’s one of the best spaces to see live music in the Triangle. It just needs a little TLC. Anyone have money, desire and a good booking agent?