Harpers Ferry in Boston to Close After 40 Years


After forty years, famed music venue and bar Harpers Ferry in the Allston neighborhood of Boston will be closing its doors on Halloween night. Speaking to The Boston Herald, General Manager Andrew Wolan said, “He didn’t want us there anymore,” in reference to landlord John Corey.

“We were working on something for the last few months to keep the place open,” Wolan said. “In the last few weeks we set a deadline and when that passed, that was it. We already had shows booked through December, but we decided Halloween would be the last day.”

Since opening in 1970, performers at the club have included Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Bo Diddley, Maroon 5, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Dropkick Murphys, and many more. The final performance on Halloween night at Harpers Ferry welcomes New Orleans' own Soul Rebels Brass Band.


[Published on: 10/4/10]

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