Rainey Street live music venue, the Blackheart closing in April

The Blackheart, one of the few venues in the Rainey Street district that regularly programs live music, will shutter at the end of April after failing to secure a lease renewal on their property.

English rock band Temples performs at The Blackheart as part of SXSW 2017. (Tamir Kalifa/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The bar, which has been open since 2012, programmed live music on two stages, a small one indoors and a larger set up on their patio.

Club co-owner Jeremy Murray talked to the Austin Chronicle to break the story. He said the club is planning a big blowout bash at the end of next month.

“You best believe we’re gonna be celebrating whiskey and Austin music until they take the keys away from us, so please come by and see us in the coming month,” club representatives wrote on the venue’s Facebook page.

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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