Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem closes; brought countless musicians to city

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s been around for decades, but Sunday was the last night for Ziggy’s nightclub in Winston-Salem.

The venue closed after the landlord decided not to renew the lease following late rent payments.

The business opened in the 1970s in a smaller location in Winston-Salem and moved to downtown about four years ago. It brought many famous musicians to the city.

“We’ve had everybody from Public Enemy to Kenny Chesney to Slayer,” said David Owen, a box office manager at Ziggy’s. “It’s a sad day.”

For its final night, Ziggy’s hosted a benefit concert for the owner’s friend who passed away a few weeks ago.

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