[image-1]It became official last week. Long-running Charleston music venue The Music Farm was sold to two new owners — John Ellison and Marshall Lowe. Ellison lives in Charlotte, N.C., and owns and operates the sizeable music venue Amos’ Southend. Based on Daniel Island, Lowe is a concert promoter and part owner of All In Entertainment, a Southeastern concert promotion and booking agency. All In Entertainment owns Headliners, a large music venue in downtown Columbia.

At of this week, the Music Farm is closed for renovations and is scheduled to re-open on Sun. Oct. 28 with a performance by N.C. band The Avett Brothers. The venue has a number bands booked through November. Mute Math, They Might be Giants, Galactic, and Slightly Stoopid are on the fall calendar so far.

The original Music Farm opened on East Bay Street in 1991. Owners Carter McMillan and Kevin Wadley relocated the venue to its current location at 32 Ann Street in 1993. In 1998, McMillan and Wadley sold the club to Craig Comer, Riddick Lynch, and Yates Dew. Kurt and Sara Papenhausen bought the venue in the fall of 2001 and ran things through this summer with the help of managers Jimbo Webb and his brother Stephen Webb.

Read more about it in a feature from writer Julia Hallman in this week’s issue (Wed. Sept. 26).