The Legendary Dobbs Has Closed For Good

Featured Image courtesy of venue’s Facebook page

The Legendary Dobbs, a well-known venue that hosted a multitude of shows by bands including Nirvana, Green Day, Beck, and many others before they played arenas, announced closure on Monday. The venue’s Facebook page posted the following:

The Legendary Dobbs is unfortunately closed and all future events are canceled, due to circumstances beyond our control. If you have purchased a ticket on line, your purchase will be refunded. If you are a promoter and have paid a deposit to hold a date, your deposit will be refunded. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

At this point, there is still no reason behind the sudden close. This severely sad news comes after the announcement that the North Star Bar would close and become a bar/restaurant under a different name. Having small venues such as these and many others in the Philly area affords both up-and-coming artists as well as artists with large followings places where they can play intimate shows while having their fans closer to them. The recent opening of The Fillmore in Fishtown and the ever-growing music scene in Philly has made the city a stand out on the music map, but small venues like Dobbs create live music experiences unlike arena shows. Here’s to hoping that no other venues that are similar to this one close out on us, too.

What do you think of The Legendary Dobbs’ sudden closure? Let us know your thoughts in the comments after the jump!


  1. Lauren Silvestri

    October 26, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    I’m so confused by this sudden closing. It’s very sad and I hope someone revives the venue again like before.

  2. Bryana Natale

    October 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    With the news of North Star and now Dobbs, my heart is literally breaking for Philly. </3 So sad.

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