Webster Hall‘s doors closed back in August 2017. For many, it was the end of an era. When Brooklyn Sports Entertainment – a unit of AEG – purchased it, they planned to renovate it and reopen it by 2020. Since then, we have wondered (and worried) what this new Webster Hall would be like. Jay Marciano, the chairman of AEG Presents, initially estimated the renovations would cost $10 million. However, following an interview with The New York Times earlier this week, he said, “I won’t give a specific number, but it was a multiple of that.”
— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) February 21, 2019
Webster Hall is a New York City landmark. Built in 1886, it came to life as the venue of NYC. It has hosted weddings, masquerade balls, infamous parties of the 20s during the Prohibition era, and then, over the years, established itself into the modern day club scene.
Although there have been recent mass of popular NYC clubs closing – such as Output, Cielo, and Pacha NYC – Webster Hall has been a constant, dependable, and iconic space, particularly for dance music. Their Gotham Nights hosted a talented pool of upcoming artists, as well as established DJs and producers. Some include Alan Walker, Skrillex, Porter Robinson, and Madeon.
This year’s list of performers includes Troyboi, FKJ, Empire of the Sun. The majority, however, are a mix of pop, rock, and indie artists. In the past, you could count on Webster Hall to host after-parties for most EDM festivals and events. Will Webster Hall be shying away from dance music and club culture?
Either way, we’re excited to welcome back this nightlife staple and hope it will not only live up to the hype, but also the establishment’s history.