BFlat Bengaluru closes its doors after more than ten years of service
BFlat in Indira Nagar, Bengaluru has been nurturing musical talent in the city for over ten years now. It has a firm place in the city’s musical landscape and played a significant part in shaping the city’s culture. Sadly, today the venue posted about closing down effectively on October 2, 2019.
Over the years, they included in their repertoire stand-up comedy, experimental theatre, music school graduations/workshops and even alternative/independent cinema screenings. With performances by Ranjit Barot, Louiz Banks, Benny Dayal, Monica Dogra, Randolph Correa, Soulmate, Karan Joseph, TAAQ and so many more, this is certainly sad news.
Here is what the venue said on their Facebook page:
“WE HAD JOY, WE HAD FUN,WE HAD SEASONS IN THE SUN,BUT THE HILLS THAT WE CLIMBED,WERE JUST SEASONS OUT OF TIME.
We regretfully announce that bFLAT and BTDT Indiranagar, Bangalore's first dedicated live performance venue and loved restaurant (former Highnote), and home to many music lovers and foodies, closes its doors, effective October 2nd, 2019, after 10 and a half years of supporting the Arts. Positioned as a platform to showcase, in particular the independent music scene, jazz and blues as well as stand-up comedy, bFLAT has become an iconic institution. A launch pad to many a musician and band, bFLAT has acquired a stellar reputation for its careful selection of music, great food and excellent acoustics. The venue hopes to return to Bangalore in a new avatar but under the prevailing conditions it's Goodbye for now.”