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Callahan's Music Hall to close next spring

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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Callahan’s Music Hall, the club that’s 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 Callahan’s will “cease operations” “to focus on our healthy, family, and other interests.” The statement adds that, “The decision wasn’t easy as we have been blessed to present some of the world’s finest musicians, supported by a great staff, and enabled by the incredible support provided by music lovers like you.

“Our goal was to continue in the tradition of Detroit’s great clubs like Soup Kitchen, Sully’s, and Cisco’s. Based on the incredible shows, feedback from artists, and the incredible support we have received we consider our goal accomplished.

“While 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 ‘The Last Stand’ of shows shortly. Look for another email shortly.”

During its tenure Callahan’s hosted both national and local shows -- more than 1,500 according to the statement -- and was a home for the Detroit Blues Society’s Detroit Blues Challenge to choose a metro area entry for an annual international competition in Memphis.

This weekend Callahan’s 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.

More information can be found at atcallahans.com.

Web Site: www.atcallahans.com

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