So Long, Indy Club

The 400-capacity Patio in Indianapolis is closing its doors after almost 30 years as a live rock club.

Apparently, the entertainment district where the venue is located has become a haven for dance crowds, leaving the Patio behind.

The owners were expected to shutter The Patio after one last fling November 30th. A decline in business was cited as the primary reason for the closing, according to a note on the venue’s Web site. Talent buyer Matt Schwegman will continue to book the club’s sister venue, The Vogue, and doubly so.

Along with national touring acts, the 900-capacity Vogue will also host “Patio-type” bands, according to the Web site. The Patio had been known as a local musician venue and hosted many battle of the bands.

However, the Patio was also known for hosting up-and-comers like the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1985 and the Smashing Pumpkins in 1990.

The original Patio was built in 1950. It morphed into a rock club at a different location in 1977.