Historic Talbott Street nightclub to close on June 25


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind– The iconic Talbott Street nightclub in Indianapolis is closing its doors for good next week.

The nightclub was first a movie house in the 1920s, according to their website. It has a rich history in Indy for art, activism and entertainment. Since the early 1980s, it has been a staple in the Indianapolis LGBTQ community.

Hundreds of painters and artists of all kinds participated in the Talbot Street Art Fair every year. The nightclub and its events have won several awards during its time.

The nightclub invited Hoosiers to come celebrate with them before their doors close for good on June 25.

Below is their official press release:

It’s with a heavy heart and bright eyes that we must announce the end of an era for Indianapolis and the LGBTQ Community. Talbott Street Nightclub will be closing Saturday, June 25th.

The Talbott Street family would like to thank all of our supporters over the last 15 years! We’ve seen some amazing national talent come across our stage including our amazing cast of in-house performers. In addition, we’d like to thank the amazing organizations that we’ve helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Indianapolis community. Without groups like IndyPride, The Bag Ladies, the Damien Center and Lambda Legal, the success of Talbott Street would have not been possible.

In the time in which we live, the idea of a safe haven is being challenged. Talbott Street has provided a safe place to be for over a decade, for which we are very proud. We’d like to invite all of our patrons, supporters and friends to come celebrate one last time with our staff and performers these next two weekends before we close on Saturday, June 25th. Doors will open at 9pm.

On Facebook, the nightclub said it’s press release had been sent out earlier than expected, and apologized for staff and patrons finding out through the media. The post reads:

Our apologies for the press release that went out too early. We were hoping to announce publicly after our staff found out. Due to an error from our social media person it went out early. We apologize to our staff and patrons for getting this news and finding out in an inappropriate way.

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