Nobodies, the music club that opened earlier this month in a building owned by a downtown church, is looking for a new location, a partner in the business confirmed to Free Times. .
Two of the new company’s four partners are members of Midtown Fellowship, which leased the renovated Barnwell Street garage space on the church’s downtown campus to the group. Midtown’s Main Worship Hall, which is just around the corner of Blanding Street, was itself once a concert hall, housing the Columbia Soundstage.
“I can say that we are looking for a bigger space to meet our needs and the shows that we want to put on and we hope to lock down a location temporarily or permanently,” said Jared Wise, one of the business partners who attends the church. . .
Nobodies hosted their first, and so far the only show, a 10 act hip-hop bill, on June 11. waiting for.
Wise declined to comment on whether Nobodies will host other events at its current location, or to comment on any other factors prompting the search for a new home.
“I think we’re just going to let this one die,” Wise replied when initially asked about the status of Nobodies in his current space.
Free Times has contacted Midtown Fellowship for comment and is awaiting a response.
When Free Times interviewed the Nobodies crew before their first show, they spoke about the weirdness of operating a music club on a church campus. Wise stressed that Midtown Fellowship would not limit the type of acts they could host.
The partners explained that providing an outlet for hip-hop, which they see as often struggling to find a solid foothold in the local live music market, was a goal for the venue, as was generally providing a home. to a diverse range of Columbia music.
“It’s not like the church is sponsoring,” Wise said on Remembrance Day. “You know, if (someone) raps on, you know, a lot of things you’d hear in rap, or metal guys talk about devil worship, it’s not like the church has their name.” above. It’s just our place that we rent to a church that owns the site.