Dave Polito, owner of the iconic all ages Cobalt Cafe in Canoga Park, CA has issued the following statement regarding the future of the club. Please read and support! We need this club!!!
“PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COBALT CAFE IS CONSIDERING CLOSING DOWN END OF DECEMBER ..
IN THE 23 years I’VE OWNED THE COBALT . I’ve never had such a bad year ..
Is it the economy? Maybe..
is the music scene non existent? Seems like it ..
Is the cobalt a dive? Yes.. but that’s what it’s all about .. Cobalt is a unconventional business.. a sort of a underground/ basement .. FOR MUSIC /ART/POETRY
WITHOUT BEING supported by serving alcohol..
My concept was always to have a place where young minds can come and be creative and discuss issues with their peers .. I want my creative customers and bands to feel comfortable .. I don’t require presale no contracts.. I give ALL bands a chance to play ..
I pay bands ..
But lately .. I’m not getting the support from promoters/bands… especially when i get canceled on the day of the show or two weeks before their date .. When PROMOTERS/ bands been holding a date for two months advance.. It’s been very disheartened
But I would like to Thank all the Bands/ promoters and especially the FANS who did do their part and supported the music scene the last 23 years ..
It’s been very hard for me the last 4 years emotionally and physically to keep the cobalt alive ..
I WANT TO KEEP THE COBALT ALIVE ..
SO IM REACHING OUT TO YOU .. THE FANS .. THE BANDS ..THE PROMOTERS PLEASE KEEP THE SCENE ALIVE .. Call/text 818 929-9012 to book December .. Fundraisers a benefit show ..
Thanks for reading
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