The iconic venue will shut down for a year
Thursday night certainly marked the end of an era as New York City's Webster Hall nightclub and concert hall played its very last show before it shut down for renovations under new managment.
Aptly-titled "The End of an Era," the show featured South Florida rapper Wifisfuneral and was headlined by NYC-bred Action Bronson as the venue was packed to its full capacity, and then some.
It was earlier in the summer that international sports and entertainment presenter AEG announced its plans to take over the lease from the Ballingers Brothers and oversee construction of the building which has seen continuous use since 1886.
“People knew about it before,” Tristan Tolga, a bartender who worked at Webster for seven years, told Time Out of the closing. “As the time neared closer, you could tell the vibe was getting more somber, progressively.”
Wifi's set of the final evening included tracks from his When Hell Falls album and his most recent Boy Who Cried Wolf Mixtape.
It would be much later in the evening that Action Bronson would take the stage to execute a set that included his most recent single "The Chairman's Intent," set to be featured in his forthcoming Blue Chips 7000 album, due later this month.
Bronson also brought out fellow rappers Meyhem Lauren, Westside Gunn, and Conway beofre closing out the show that would terminate a definitive time for music.