The Downtown was a music venue located on 190 Main Street in Farmingdale, New York. The venue opened on December 21, 2001, and quickly became one of the most popular venues on Long Island, so much so that they developed their own line of clothing.
Many popular rock n' roll artists performed at the venue, including Anthrax (American band), Living Colour, Bad Brains, King's X, Twisted Sister, King Diamond, Bile (band), Napalm Death, Murphy's Law (band), Pigmy Love Circus, The Reverend Horton Heat, Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Dick Dale, Tower of Power, Jewel (singer), Colin Hay, The Alarm, and The Psychedelic Furs, as well as such comedians/spoken word performers as Robert Schimmel and Henry Rollins, among many others.
On September 19, 2005, the Downtown sent an email to their mailing list announcing their closing, thanking the fans and bands for support, and offering refunds for the upcoming shows. No reason was cited. The closing announcement was posted on the main page of the official site.
As of 2006, the website's main page shows the message "This page is currently under construction." The page is still owned by The Downtown and it is not known at the time what they plan to do with the site until their domain registration expires on July 9, 2008.
- Official Site
- Archives of the 2005 event calendar
- Archives of the June 2002 - November 2004 event calendar
- Archives of 2002 Concerts
- Archive of Past Photos
- The event calendar containing all of the cancelled shows resulting from the closing of The Downtown