Whiskey River, a popular live music establishment on the Henderson levee, is closing.
“We here at Whiskey River regret to inform you all that we have come to the decision that it is in our family’s best interest to close our doors for good,” a Facebook post states. “This was, by all means, not an easy decision but with such monumental tragedies that we have recently had to process and face, it is best that we part ways permanently. There is so much to be said regarding this announcement, and in saying that we ask that you refrain from bombarding us with questions of concern and curiosity. Please respect that we are extremely busy handling business now and will have even more time to address all of that in the future.”
The owners state that this Sunday will be the last Funday.
The previously-scheduled Labor Day Celebration, featuring Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, will go on as planned.
“To those of you who have planned on joining us in the future for Sunday Fundays on the levee, this is your last chance! To those of you who have missed us, please come by and see us now! And to those of you who have continued to grace us with your presence consistently on Sundays, we will see you Sunday,” the post states.
Doors open at 3 p.m., Happy Hour is from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. and music will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
“Please keep your eyes and ears open for our next announcement regarding a “Whiskey River Final Farewell” event that will be taking place in the nearby weeks to come. We really do hope to see you ALL there,” the post states.
The photo on this story is courtesy of Noe Cugny and OffBeat Magazine; it was part of a photo essay done in May when Delafose played at the venue. To see it, click here .