LOGAN SQUARE — Promoters announced plans Thursday to open the Concord Music Hall, a new music venue in the current VLive space.
"Concord is defined as an agreement or harmony between groups," a message on its website reads. "With this in mind, prominent independent Chicago promoters Riot Fest, Silver Wrapper and React Presents have come together to help program the venue. These partnerships will help bring in artists from all spectrums of music, from punk to electronic, indie to hip-hop, funk to metal, jazz to jam bands, and everything in between."
Rumors had been swirling that VLive, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., had been sold, but current operators would not confirm any sale. Meanwhile, the sign and awning outside the nightclub still say VLive.
It appears the two venues' schedules will also overlap briefly — the Adam Ant show is scheduled for Aug. 1 while VLive has a final event scheduled for Aug. 15.
Concord will officially launch on Aug. 17 with the Gogol Bordello concert, according to its website.
The hall's capacity ranges from 700 to 1,600, its website says.
"We hope that a venue of this size will help fill a void in the already thriving artistic community by housing larger and varied nationally touring bands, DJs, and more in a fun and safe environment for fans, artists, and members of the community alike," the website reads.
Concord management did not immediately respond to request for comments.