The New Direction

Heading in a Different Direction

On July 27, 2016, The New Direction posted on its Facebook page it would be closing its doors.

Located in downtown Fargo, The New Direction has been a popular indie music venue for the concert savvy in the Fargo-Moorhead area for the last five years.

It is unique for its basement setting where patrons and bands are encouraged to be as loud as they want without consequences.

After a financial dispute with its landlord, The New Direction will be unable to keep its doors open.

In a Facebook post, The New Direction stated it’s currently scheduled shows would still be performed, with final shows on September 23 and 24. The post also thanked its patrons and musicians for their years of support.

“We would like to thank every person that walked through our door for allowing us to exist for over five years,” the Facebook post stated. “Without the overwhelming support of the scene and community, we would not have been able to stay successful for so long.”

The New Direction was never known for its headlining bands: however, the quirky nature of the venue and the bands that played there made it a staple in the Fargo music scene for its duration.

The venue has not announced who will be performing in the final month of its existence.

On August 25, Houshold, Infinite Me, Township, Anomic and Kyle Colby will be performing in the venue. The show is open to all ages and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are only $8.

“The New Direction has been so important to so many people, and while we are sad to see it go, we are so proud of the impact that it has had,” the venue continued on its post.

The venue will truly be missed.

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