Music Box Closed For Now

The future of the 1,300-capacity Music Box in Los Angeles is unclear after the venue shuttered suddenly Jan. 6.

Rumors of the closure began circling the blogosphere that day, with LA Weekly reporting the legendary venue had hung a “Closed for Inventory” sign on its door and removed all the sound and lighting equipment from the building.

Sources associated with the Music Box said staff had been told the venue was working on a new agreement with the landlord, the Weekly said.

A post on the Facebook page of the Blue Palms Brewhouse, which sits adjacent to the Music Box and shares a landlord, shed some additional light on the situation, noting, “In light of our landlord losing their lease, we are in the middle of the fallout. We are working very hard to work directly with the owner to resolve.”

While attempts to reach representatives for the Music Box were unsuccessful, the venue’s Facebook page did post two announcements for concerts in March and May at press time, although the closure was never discussed.

Promoter Goldenvoice also told Pollstar the closure isn’t expected to be a permanent one.

“At this time, it is our understanding that the closing of The Music Box is a short term closure, please be patient with us as we work out the details as they pertain to our previously scheduled shows,” Goldenvoice said in a statement.