If you're a fan of independent, original music performed by artists that live right near you, there will unfortunately be one less iconic venue in our area to get your fix after this weekend. The very last show at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie is happening this Sunday, October 29, 2023, and the hardest working band from Connecticut is the headliner.

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If you don't appreciate hardcore, you may have still heard of a group of musicians from Connecticut called Hatebreed. The band formed in Bridgeport in 1994, and over the past 30 years they've maintained a fiercely loyal following with annual hometown shows at Toad's Place in New Haven, The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, The Webster in Hartford, and The Cap in Portchester. Hatebreed will officially be the last artist to take the stage at 6 Crannel Street as it's known as The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York this weekend.

6 Crannel Street in Poughkeepsie has been purchased and sold again many, many times since it first opened in 1912. The venue has, at times, been unoccupied for years, but for most of the building's 111 years it's been utilized as a performance venue. After being on the market and limping along through the pandemic with minimal shows, 6 Crannel Street has been purchased by Chai Developers, and according to timesunion.com, plan to continue to utilize the space as an entertainment venue.

Our area's smaller venues- The Chance, Toad's Place, The Cap, Webster Theater, Ridgefield Playhouse, etc. have such rich musical history. The list of who's played inside any of them is astonishing. I'm glad that Hatebreed recognized The Chance deserved a bigger send-off, and stepped up to honor a place that helped make them who they are today. The show is sold out, by the way. RIP

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