The Hexagon Space loses its lease, to close in July
The Hexagon Space, the Station North gallery and music space, will close in July after losing its lease.
The announcement was made on the venue's website.
"Baltimore has supported us through thick & thin, and we thank every band, artist, volunteer, and audience member who has helped us survive to this point," the statement said.
Only four events were scheduled past July 1, including a volunteer meeting.
We'd gotten a tip about the possible closing earlier this week, but a request for comment from manager Stephanie Refo was not returned.
The Hexagon Space, which is run by a collective of volunteers, had been at 1825 N. Street, for nearly three years, taking over from the Lo-Fi Club, which closed in July 2008.
In that time, it hosted art exhibits as well as musicians, most recently, the rapper Height in April.
After ASCAP threatened the venue with a $3,000 fine for improper use of copyrighted songs, volunteers took it non-profit last year and stopped paying ASCAP fees, becoming one of the only music venues in the country to do so.
Until its July 1 closing date, volunteers will continue booking shows.