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The owners of the Someday Lounge have announced they are closing their doors indefinitely on March 18. This follows a period of rumors that the Old Town venue would be shutting down, or changing hands and opening under a new name. There is still a possibility that the room will be used as a venue in the futureā€”a sale for the business is currently in progress, but nothing is final yet. As Someday Lounge/Backspace booker Karen Page tells me, "They will be closing even if the sale fails, and will most likely do some remodeling and re-open as a different entity."

This is a sad end to a long run of not just music but extraordinarily varied arts programming at the venue. Here's hoping some of that continues on in whatever the Someday's next incarnation will be. Here follows a statement from the owners:

Through Sunday, March 17, Someday Lounge will offer its final nights of entertainment before closing its red curtains indefinitely on March 18. We are extremely proud to have played a role in the robust performance community of Portland, Oregon. Our experiences here and relationships with artists, promoters, dancers, charities,our wonderful staff and supporters are sure to remain vibrant memories for the rest of our lives. Those of us who remain in the area are excited to continue participating in various capacities as community builders and service providers to our city, the most creative city in the country. Thank you to everyone who performed here or supported us over the last six years in any way. Following is a schedule of our remaining events. We hope that you will come out and enjoy the room with us a time or two in the next couple of weeks. Be well.
For a look at the events happening at the Someday before it closes, take a look at their Facebook event page.