Cumberland’s, one of Charleston’s longest-running live music venues and taverns, is gearing up for a series of farewell events, as owner Sinan Raouf and booking agent Johnny Puke announced the closing of the club this week. For over 15 years, the venue has aggressively booked a wide variety of original rock, punk, ska, indie, tribute, and jam bands. They gave many up-and-coming local acts their first gigs. They hosted the weekly “heavy metal karaoke” series for over three years. [image-1]

[image-2]Reports came into the music room this week that the landlord hopes to vacate the premises at 301 King Street after the holidays, which means the end of the line.

“We’ll spend most of December celebrating the legacy of the club,” says Puke. He’s still putting the final touches on the final weeks, but the club’s calendar is already pretty full. Here’s what’s leading up to the final night:

11/28 – Kentucky Shoes

11/29 – Devill Doll w/ The Defilers

11/30 – The Bleeder Project w/ Closer

12/1 – Moses Mayfield w/ Skyline Drive

12/4 – Christabel & The Jons

12/5 – The Work

12/6 – The Bullets w/ Jack of Knives

12/7 – Playlist

12/8 – Slow Runner w/ A Decent Animal, Vinyl Are My Pants

12/11 – The Vanilla Curve

12/12 – Morimoto, Pride Parade

12/13 – The Mile After w/ Every Avenue, Sick City

12/14 – Genrevolta

12/15 – Chord & Pedal Christmas Party

12/18 – Dear Estazazel

12/21 – “a very special punk show”

12/28 – The DaliDrama

12/31 – Live Oak