Callahanâs Music Hall, the club thatâs hosted mostly blues and rock shows in Auburn Hills for more than a decade, will be closing its doors next March.
In its regular email newsletter, club owners announced that Callahanâs will âcease operationsâ âto focus on our healthy, family, and other interests.â The statement adds that, âThe decision wasnât easy as we have been blessed to present some of the worldâs finest musicians, supported by a great staff, and enabled by the incredible support provided by music lovers like you.
âOur goal was to continue in the tradition of Detroitâs great clubs like Soup Kitchen, Sullyâs, and Ciscoâs. Based on the incredible shows, feedback from artists, and the incredible support we have received we consider our goal accomplished.
âWhile change is coming the beat goes on! We have been talking with some of our friends and plan on wrapping the party up in style. We will be announcing âThe Last Standâ of shows shortly. Look for another email shortly.â
During its tenure Callahanâs hosted both national and local shows -- more than 1,500 according to the statement -- and was a home for the Detroit Blues Societyâs Detroit Blues Challenge to choose a metro area entry for an annual international competition in Memphis.
This weekend Callahanâs is hosting an annual Ho Hoe Hoey holiday show by guitarist Gary Hoey on Friday, Dec. 8, and a Toys 4 Tots benefit featuring several local bands on Sunday, Dec. 9.