Edmonton’s music scene is in shock after Station on Jasper closes

Edmonton’s music scene suffered a major blow late last week after the Jasper station abruptly shut down forever.

The venue, which has been open for five years, posted a message on its website and social media pages on Friday afternoon announcing the closure.

“Many great musicians have shared their talents on our stages with many Edmontonians – and we are proud to have been a part of them,” read a statement on the venue’s website.

“We’ve worked hard to reopen after all the Covid closures, but it’s been a tough race.”

Artists and residents expressed their disappointment on social networks:

One of the few mid-sized venues in Edmonton, Station on Jasper has been a major venue for touring and aspiring Canadian musicians.

The Station on Jasper opened in June 2018 in the space that once housed the Needle Vinyl Tavern, which was closed following allegations of sexual assault and harassment against one of the owners.

Several upcoming Juno-related events that were scheduled to take place at this location have now been postponed.


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