Having been known for hosting some pretty famous names (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc) in the 80’s and 90’s, The Legendary Dobbs had a resurgence the last few years supporting independent artists, both local and touring. Rumors had been swirling for some time about it’s financial difficulties with doubts about it’s future. That is an all too common theme in the independent music scene today, with fellow Philadelphia music venue North Star Bar closing it’s doors just last week.
As of right now, there is no word as to if/when the venue will re-open. Being such an historical marker in the Philadelphia music landscape, I imagine that someone will attempt to pick up where the current owners left off. We’ll be sure to update this post as more information becomes available.
We have a lot of great memories at The Legendary Dobbs. Gashouse Radio put together shows on both floors of the venue, including a monthly open jam and several showcases. What are some of your memories in Dobbs?
UPDATE: There has been a lot of discussion about the Philadelpha music scene across social media in light of this story. We encourage you to come out to Connie’s Ric Rac for an open discussion about the closing of venues, and improvements to the overall scene.