The Valarium may be closing but the show will go on—at least as far as Midnight Voyage, the weekly EDM concert/dance night that has been held at the Valarium’s sister club the Cider House since 2010, is concerned. The series celebrates its second anniversary this weekend with its final show at the Cider House, featuring Nashville turntablist and producer Wick-It the Instigator, HeRobust, Five Knives, and Sour Kandi.
“It’s amazing that it’s been that long, and that it’s stayed alive,” says Midnight Voyage organizer Brian Coakley. “But it’s bittersweet, because the venue’s going to close soon.”
Coakley has already moved the Nov. 30 Midnight Voyage show featuring Vaski and Fiberoptics—booked before the Valarium’s management announced the club’s closing earlier this month—to the Bowery, a newly opened annex to NV Night Club in the Old City. He’s negotiating with club owners around downtown and the Old City to confirm a permanent space for future Midnight Voyage productions.
Coakley says this weekend’s anniversary and finale show will have “lots of additional production going into it” to make it a special event. Tickets are $7 in advance and $12 at the door (18 and up).
The final event at the Valarium will be Taboo dance night on Saturday, Nov. 24. The club management announced in a post on the club’s website on Nov. 2 that “new rule changes” related to food sales and minimum days of operation from the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverages Commission would force the club to close. But ABC officials refute the claim and Valarium owner Gary Mitchell has refused to comment further.