Trax (nightclub)


Trax (nightclub)

Trax was a nightclub in Charlottesville, Virginia most notable for launching the career of Dave Matthews Band. Originally an industrial building adjacent to the CSX train tracks (thus the name), the building also housed a country and western nightclub called Max. The complex was located along 11th Street SW near the University of Virginia.

Trax played host to George Clinton, Ziggy Marley, Sonic Youth, and They Might Be Giants in the early 1990s. But after the rise of the legal drinking age and the decision by operator Coran Capshaw to spend more time with Dave Matthews Band, the venue fell into a turn-of-the-century slump, in which semi-professional wrestling became a typical headliner. Trax closed around the middle of 2001 and was demolished at the end of the following year.

External links

* [http://www.readthehook.com/Stories/2002/12/31/newsRazingTraxHouseOfDaveB.html "Raising Trax: House of Dave begins its tumble"] article in the Hook weekly


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