Uptown Charlotte Nightclub, The Forum Closes on June 19, 2010
Written By Hunter Wilson
The Forum, the trailblazing nightclub known for spectacled soirees featuring world class deejays, performers and A-list celebrities, will close its doors for daily operations after one final celebration on Saturday June 19th. The venue will continue to operate for previously obligated private events for a few weeks after the main closing party.
The Forum opened its doors in September 2005 with considerable fanfare and instantaneously became a habitual haunt for everyone from clued-up connoisseurs to weekend warriors alike, offering guests a crack at an extraordinary nightlife experience often expected but rarely achieved.
The Forum’s size and stature greatly contributed to its lasting impact on Uptown’s entertainment landscape. Would-be party goers from around the Carolina’s and abroad flocked to the property to experience the area’s first three level nightclub replete with a fully integrated world class sound, lighting, & video system, a rooftop garden terrace, Vegas-style bottle service, and even a bar top made of ice.
A marquee project from the nightlife impresarios responsible for Cosmos Café and Mythos, the Forum quickly became a requisite stop for many of the world’s top deejays including Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk, DJ AM, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, and John Digweed, amongst others. Common, Nelly, T-Pain, the Roots, Matt & Kim, and MSTRKRFT have all graced the venue’s stage with memorable intimate live performances. The venue has also been a hotspot for sports world elite celebrating a victory, award winning actors reveling in the wrap of a film, and countless others simply celebrating their fifteen minutes.
Managing Partner, Andy Kastanas, summarizes, “We wish to thank everyone for an incredible run. While the Forum’s closing is a bit bitter sweet, we are grateful to have surpassed our creative and financial goals with this project beyond our wildest dreams.” He goes on to say “While this may be the last hooray for the Forum, we are very excited about our plans for the property located on the 300 block of College Street where the venue is currently housed. We have always prided ourselves on staying ahead of the curve and offering innovative entertainment options – our decision to close the Forum and forge ahead with a new concept is an extension of this philosophy.”
Party goers looking for one last dance should mark their calendars for a star studded gala, to be held Saturday June 19th. Miami’s three time DMC champion, DJ Craze, will guest deejay alongside numerous special guests stopping by throughout the night. There will be an invite only VIP reception beginning at 09:00PM with the doors opening one final time to the public at 10:30PM. The closing party will continue until 03:00AM or later, so that our friends in the hospitality industry will have the opportunity to join in our final farewell.
Reduced tickets for the closing party are available in advance here. or at the door. For media access, contact Kevin Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Table service is strongly encouraged for guests – all table service inquiries should be directed to Graham Andrews email@example.com. For general information, visit thecharlotteforum.com or call 704.375.8765.