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Saddle Creek Opens Rock Venue

OMAHA, NE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Indie-label Saddle Creek Records has announced plans to open a 470-capacity live music venue in downtown Omaha later this month called Slowdown.

Saddle Creek execs Robb Nansel and Jason Kulbel have said that the facility will be part of a multi-million-dollar, mixed-use development that will include apartments, an art-house theater, retail stores and a restaurant. Nansel and Kulbel will own the entire complex.

Slowdown, named after a band on the label, features a balcony that hovers 14 feet above the stage, a retractable glass wall that can separate the bar from the stage, a green room with showers and a washer-dryer, a photo booth, and a free jukebox. It’s almost enough to make an indie-rock fan move to Nebraska.

The venue will host a few shows each week, but will be open as a bar daily.

Saddle Creek rose to prominence as founding member Conor Oberst’s band Bright Eyes became one of the best-selling independent acts of all time. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers