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Iconic EaDo concert venue set to shutter and reopen nearby with new name and big bash
Local music/entertainment fans: We have some good news, and some bad news.
First, the bad news: Longtime EaDo favorite Warehouse Live will bid farewell with its last show on Sunday, December 3. Big City Entertainment LP, the company behind Warehouse Live in East Downtown, announced the closure of its iconic venue, located at 813 St. Emanuel St.
Meanwhile,Rise Rooftop in Midtown (2600 Travis St.) will close its doors after its final show on Sunday, December 17.
Okay, now, the good news: Warehouse Live will actually relocate at Rise Rooftop’s soon-to-be-former location and transform into Warehouse Live Midtown.
This strategic move is part of a larger vision to elevate the Warehouse Live experience, according to a press release. The venue will undergo extensive renovations and upgrades, culminating in its grand reopening and rebranding on Friday, December 29, featuring a performance by Sullivan King. The celebratory New Year's Eve show on Sunday, December 31 will showcase Cash Cash, marking the official grand opening celebration.
As for Warehouse Live Midtown, press materials not that the venue will offer "a unique multi-use concept, blending extraordinary design aesthetics with an immersive audio-visual experience." The 15,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space includes a retractable roof with sweeping city views, lounges, VIP sections, balcony seating, and private bars. Patrons can look forward to year-round entertainment and a range of experiences, the company promises.
It is unfortunate that Rise Rooftop will be closing up shop. Having made its mark as one of the city's hottest spots since its New Year's Eve opening in 2021, Rise hosted myriad shows, including Snoop Dogg, Kane Brown, Gryffin, Ne-Yo, and more. With its diverse range of entertainment, stylish decor, VIP bottle service, and an energetic staff, Rise Rooftop quickly became a favorite destination for nightlife and music enthusiasts.
Warehouse Live, established in 2006, also quickly became an integral part of Houston's vibrant live music scene, hosting renowned artists such as Prince, Panic At The Disco, Drake, Adele, Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark, Jr., John Legend, Pink, Deftones, Duran Duran, SZA, and many more.
With hope, the Warehouse Live will Rise to the occasion as the rooftop spot bids farewell.
Get updates, show and event schedules, and more at the Warehouse Live Midtown website.