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Spokane says a final goodbye to The Bartlett

The venue was known for giving locals artists a stage to perform their music.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Local musicians are sending out one of their favorite venues in Spokane with a farewell performance. 

The Bartlett is closing their doors after six years of being in business and the owners Karli and Caleb Ingersoll are taking on a new project.

“We kind of saw a need and we opened the place based on that,” said Caleb. “Hoping that we could see the music scene grow. We could see this place host a lot of our favorite bands and bring smaller touring bands through Spokane.”

The Bartlett was known for its intimate venue and providing the ultimate experience for the artist and fans.

“When we opened this place we had never done anything like it so there was a lot of trial by fire,” Karli explained.

What they ended up creating was a hub for local artists that wasn’t limited to one specific sound. One day hip-hop could be on the menu and the next day you might have heavy metal rocking out the stage.

“It’s been really cool because we’ve gotten all these different genres under one building but we’ve also seen different genres collaborate that wouldn’t usually do that. You see all these connections being built between people.”

The end of this chapter propels them into their next journey and the duo will now be focusing on ‘Lucky You Lounge’. A full restaurant and bar that’ll be open seven days a week with two stages and even more space for larger bands.

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