new york's club cumming open
new york's club cumming open

The Show Must Go On: NYC’s Club Cumming to Resume Live Performances and DJs

Let the music play! We’re super excited to share some good news with you: New York’s Club Cumming is allowed to once again host live performances and DJs. After months of only be allowed to operate as a bar with a Spotify playlist, the owners, including actor Alan Cumming and infamous queer party promoter Daniel Nardicio, have gotten through the bureaucracy to again do what they set out to do.

Alan Cumming shared on Instagram:

We just left the State Liquor Authority meeting and they ruled in our favor so Club Cumming is allowed once more to have live performances and DJs!!! Rejoice!!! Thanks to everyone who supported us. We have only tried to comply and make good since we discovered the license error, and finally we have been allowed to go on as before. Ironically our dealings with our community board — us wanting to protect and preserve the Club Cumming community — has made us all realize just how passionately people feel about our little bar and the inclusive, non-judgmental merriment we try to create. Tomorrow night we will have our first scheduled live performances for over two months!!! Come along and celebrate!!

The good news comes after months of low activity at the East Village haunt, after it met an obstacle back in March on its journey to becoming one of New York’s preeminent queer nightlife destinations. The bar had to cease all live performances and DJ sets because it never received the proper permitting.

“Due to rookie mistakes, Alan [Cumming] and I didn’t apply to have live music,” Nardicio first told Page Six. “But we feel this is just an oversight.”

But that is all behind them.

Like we said back in April, Club Cumming isn’t just another New York City bar. It’s a community center. The community that gathers there is full of freaks, geeks, misfits, artists, Bohemians, old souls and new talent. Sure, they’re meeting late at night, imbibing over whiskey and bonding over Stephen Sondheim. But with so many gay bars around the world closing, we need establishments like Club Cumming now more than ever.

Thursday night, we party!