Wisconsin Club To Shutter

A well-known nightclub in Eau Claire, Wis., will close its doors in July after 17 years in business.

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House of Rock owner Steve Geitz, who’s been in the business about 30 years, told the city’s Volume One Magazine he’s selling the venue to a local developer.

“John Mogensen and I have been talking for years, if not decades. This just seemed like the right time to do it. This is a tough decision to make, but it’s the right one for me at this time.”

 The 300-capacity club is known for giving numerous local artists a place to develop their sound as well as bringing in national acts such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, Local H, and Eric Sommer.         

Area musician Jon Olstadt told Volume One that the venue is an important part of the community.

“The closing of House of Rock leaves a huge hole in this town’s lineup of music venues. There was nothing like it here. As we watch our city move towards building an arts-based creative economy, the closing of a venue like this illustrates the work that remains.”

House of Rock’s website says the facility plans to “close it out in style” July 21-22 with lineup to be announced.