Bogart's

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Bogart's
Bogarts-Corryville-Cincinnati.jpg
Bogart's marquee
Address 2621 Vine Street
City Cincinnati, Ohio
Country United States
Coordinates 39°07′48″N 84°30′35″W / 39.13000°N 84.50972°W / 39.13000; -84.50972Coordinates: 39°07′48″N 84°30′35″W / 39.13000°N 84.50972°W / 39.13000; -84.50972
Owned by Live Nation
Capacity 1464
Opened 1905
Years active 1980 – present
Closed 1955, ca. 1970
Current use Concert venue
Website
www.bogarts.com

Bogart's is a music venue located in the Corryville neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, near the University of Cincinnati, across Vine Street from Sudsy Malone's Rock 'n Roll Laundry & Bar. The venue opened as a vaudeville theater called the Nordland Plaza Nickelodeon in 1905. It operated until the 1955 when it seccumbed to the competition from television. It reopened in 1960 screening primarily German films. It later operated as a restaurant with entertainment named Inner Circle. In 1980, Bogart's opened in the space after an extensive remodeling as a 250-seat club that expanded to 1,500-seats in 1993.[1] In 1997, Nederlander Concerts assumed management of Bogart's.[2] SFX (now Live Nation) bought many of Nederlander's concert operations in 1999.[3]

Prior to its 1993 expansion, Bogarts hosted themed-party nights, such as a Casaclanca club theme when the venue opened. It hosted a wide variety of comedians, ranging from Billy Crystal to Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, national recording artists and bands that gained fame through their appearances at Bogart's, such as Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In its early years, Bogart's was the proving ground for many up-coming metal bands. The intimate setting offered an up-close experience, often allowing the crowd to flow onto the stage with performers such as Testament, Slayer, Death, Dark Angel, Overkill, W.A.S.P. and others. While metal bands appeared frequently, Bogart's offered performances of several music styles each week.[citation needed]

The venue remains under management of Live Nation and has two levels: a pit, and a balcony which is open for larger events.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bogart's History". Bogart's. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  2. ^ Bird, Ricky (30 September 1007). "Nederlander will book Bogart's". The Cincinnati Post (Highbeam Research). Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  3. ^ Neal, Jill Hudson (8 March 2000). "Merriweather Post scheduled for new look". The Baltimore Sun (baltimoresun.com). Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  4. ^ Singer, Allen J (2005). Stepping Out in Cincinnati: Queen City Entertainment 1900-1960. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 0-7385-3432-3. 

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