Chicago's The MID to shut completely in 2019, with new venues and farewell occasions to come back – Dancing Astronaut

Owners of probably the most highly effective factions within the Chicago dance music scene, The MID nightclub, has introduced its everlasting closing as of February 2019.

In addition to internet hosting a fierce fleet of farewell occasions (particulars to be introduced quickly) on the iconic N. Halsted locale, The Mid’s founders, Lucas King and Nick Karounos, have revealed they are going to be opening, not one, however a sequence of recent venues “within the close to future.” The closing comes on behalf of the aggressive current enlargement in Chicago’s West Loop and quickly growing Fulton Market District–significantly on the residential entrance. However, organizers might be dedicating the approaching months to commemorating The MID’s wealthy occasion historical past, whereas concurrently foreshadowing future endeavors.

“These final remaining months might be a celebration of the previous and a toast to the long run,” mentioned King and Karounos in a current launch. “We need to thank all of the followers, artists, staff, brokers, managers, and promoters who’ve supported us all through this period. As a token of our appreciation, we’re placing collectively some very particular occasions main as much as that ‘One Last Song.’”

In lower than a decade of operation, The MID garnered an unquestionable rating from Chicago music patrons as one of the vital sought-after digital entities on the town. In addition to internet hosting a slew of sold-out Lollapalooza occasions yr after yr, it hosted landmark performances from Skrillex, Green Velvet, Claude VonStroke, simply to call a number of. Most noteworthy might be its housing of Tiësto in assist of Chicago’s Blackhawks following their 2015 Stanley Cup victory. Chicago’s EDM devotees can undoubtedly anticipate venerable future ventures from King, Karounos, and group.