The Firmament, a music venue off Woodruff Rd. in Greenville, has announced they’ll be closing permanently this weekend, according to a post on their social media.
The statement, written by owner Andrew Peek, reads; “Dear Firmament Friends and Family, First I would like to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you have shown us since we opened, but unfortunately our time has come to an end. I have tried my absolute best and given everything I possibly could to try and keep this venue afloat but I have reached my limit with my resources and efforts. To those of you who have helped I offer my sincerest apologies. I wish I could have done more, I am sorry for letting you all down. As of right now our last show will be this Saturday with DirtySnatcha and Rico Act with regional and local support from Zubah, Aesos, and Neon Tiger. I hope you all come out for one last evening of raging. Hopefully I can find other venues to finish out the shows we have already announced. I will be in touch soon on that topic.”
The venue, which opened in March of 2018, had several shows scheduled past this weekend, including performances by G. Love & Special Sauce, The Motet and Fozzy.
In mid-2019, The Firmament launched a fundraiser on GoFundMe to cover expenses after Peek split with the venue’s former co-owner, Chad Hendricks.
The Journal has reached out to Peek for a comment, but he has not yet responded.