Farewell to Holy Mountain

Popular Red River music venue Holy Mountain announces closing date

Popular Red River music venue Holy Mountain announces closing date

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Holy Mountain will host its final show on September 27. Photo by Jon Shapley

After hundreds of shows and countless memories, it's time to say goodbye to one of Austin's favorite live music venues. Holy Mountain will host its final show on September 27.

"We've tried for several months to negotiate agreeable lease terms with our landlord but have been unable to do so," co-owner James Taylor tells us via email. "We look forward to several months of kick ass good times on the Mountain."

News of Holy Mountain's rent struggle came to light last month. The Austin Chronicle reported that the venue's rent would increase from $5,500 a month to $8,000 a month in October. That figure does not include real estate taxes, insurance and maintenance costs.

Since opening in late 2012, Holy Mountain has brought in big names and showcased local artists. The venue has been a fixture of the Austin music scene, and Taylor has been a major player in transforming the area into the Red River Cultural District.

The Holy Mountain crew plans to fill its calendar with must-see shows and venue favorites during its final months. Before the doors close for good, stop by the Mountain and raise a glass to an important piece of Austin's music scene.