One of Marbella’s best live music venues, La Catarina, is set to close.

In a post on the bar’s Facebook page, La Catarina’s management stated “We feel it is now the right time to announce that La Catarina will close at the end of May. All good things come to an end and we feel that this is the time for our beloved venue to complete its cycle. It’s been 5 tough but beautiful  years fighting for what seemed impossible: to create and support the culture and the alternative scene in our city.”

The post confirmed that the popular craft beer brand would continue to operate and that the brewery would relocate to the new venture, Cat’s Kitchen in Estepona.

The news is a body blow to a Marbella music scene that has a lack of alternative venues. As well as the popular jam sessions, DJs and Sunday markets, La Catarina also saw international acts such as La Mari ,  soul legend Fred Wesley and Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble perform.

La Catarina’s last night will be May 31st. Let’s give it a send off to remember!