Chicago Venue Closes After Part of Ceiling Collapses

The Concord Music Hall in the city's Logan Square neighborhood, says it will stay closed for the weekend

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    A Chicago nightclub says it has voluntarily decided to close after part of the ceiling collapsed on concertgoers this weekend.

    The Concord Music Hall in the city's Logan Square neighborhood, says it will stay closed for the weekend to "properly evaluate the situation to ensure a safe, fun and quality experience for everyone."

    Ceiling Collapses on Concertgoers in Logan Square

    [CHI] Ceiling Collapses on Concertgoers in Logan Square
    Four people suffered minor injuries when a ceiling collapsed during a concert at the Concord Music Hall in Logan Square early Saturday morning. Regina Waldroup reports. (Published Saturday, Feb 8, 2014)

    At least four people were injured after part of the ceiling of a Chicago music hall came crashing down on concertgoers early Saturday morning.

    The incident happened around 2 a.m. at the Concord Music Hall in the 2000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, police said.

    The performer, Los Angeles-based DJ Datsik, had just begun his set when witnesses say the ceiling began to shake.

    “The sound system inside the venue was so intense, it had so much bass, that it literally shook the ceiling down,” said witness Ryan Chun.

    Cell phone footage of the collapse shows a piece of the ceiling swinging down as dust and debris flies into the air.

    "The experience and safety of Concord Music Hall fans, artists, and staff members is the most important part of our business," venue management said in a statement.

    A performance scheduled for Sunday by 12th Planet has been canceled and refunds will be available at Clubtix.com, officials said.

    Venue managers do not believe there will be more cancellations, but said they will release details as they become available.