New Bedford’s Vault Music Hall closed ‘effective immediately’


The Vault Music Room, a live music staple in the downtown district of New Bedford, has closed “effective immediately.” The venue posted the news on social media on Sunday, June 12, taking many live music fans in Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island by surprise.

Located on Purchase Street next to the iconic Purchase Street Records, the 350-capacity club was a haven for hard rock, hardcore and metal, with a mix of touring national artists, locals and cover bands. Just last night, The Vault hosted Choppahead’s 21st birthday party with Murphy’s Law and Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, and recent shows included Faster Pussycat and LA Guns last week, and RATT’s Stephen Pearcy in May. .

“The Vault Music Hall will be closing immediately,” the venue wrote on Facebook. “We are working with the agents of all scheduled bands over the next few months to see if we can move the shows to other venues in the area, so keep an eye out for announcements on this. All tickets for the next shows will be refunded in the next few days. »

Upcoming shows, according to, included Autograph on July 8; Spring Heeled Jack on July 9; and (hed)pe and Crazy Town on July 17. The fall schedule included Richie Kotzen (September 10), Fozzy (October 3), and Dead Boys (October 23), plus cover bands playing music from Tool, Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy , Journey and others lined up the schedule over the following months.

Part of The Vault complex was the pub side, a full-service bar and restaurant that was separate from the music hall. This will also close, with tentatively scheduled to reopen “under a new concept”.

“Further details will be released as this progresses, along with timelines on when we plan to reopen,” adds The Vault. “Gift cards will still be honored upon reopening. We want to thank everyone who has supported us as a live music venue providing some of the best entertainment this city has ever had. It was a fun ride!

We will post more information as it becomes available.

RIP The safe.


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