BOWLING GREEN, Ky. & NASHVILLE, Tn.-A preferred music venue is closing its doorways for the final time in Nashville, and musicians right here in Bowling Inexperienced are saddened by the information.
“I’m shocked actually, like I can’t consider it. They only celebrated their fiftieth anniversary and now it’s gonna be gone. It simply doesn’t make any sense to me,” stated The Josephines singer Zach Lindsey.
The historic Exit/In is closing its doorways after greater than 50 years.
The group Authorities Cheese, which began at WKU in 1985, performed a few of their first gigs there.
“As soon as we cracked Nashville and began getting a following, we began taking part in the Exit/In and we had been promoting it out again then. A fantastic place to play, an enormous open room, all these nice folks performed there,” stated Authorities Cheese member Scott Willis.
Among the huge names embody Cage the Elephant, Johnny Money, the Purple Scorching Chili Peppers and Willie Nelson.
Zach Lindsey performed there along with his highschool band quite a few instances within the early 2000s.
“It’s among the finest sounding rooms within the nation simply, you possibly can simply inform they’ve spent 50 years making an attempt to hone it in and make it sound as excellent as they will and name it a listening room versus a live performance corridor or one thing like that,” stated Lindsey.
Authorities Cheese simply performed one of many final reveals at Exit/On this previous Friday.
“It hurts to play there, but it surely was so good to see all people in that state of affairs once more, that room, that room sounds nice, it’s implausible,” stated Willis.
Persons are unhappy to see the historic venue go, however they are saying it’s an indication of fixing instances.
“You go down there, it’s lovely outdated historical past of nice music they usually’re making an attempt to just about wipe out each membership, each place for music, persons are transferring in for jobs, not likely transferring there for the scene,” stated Willis.