Popular Vermont Punk Music Venue Has Final Show

21 bands played at Saturday's show at 242 Main in Burlington

The final show has taken place at a popular Vermont punk music venue that's closing its doors after 32 years.

Vermont Public Radio reports 21 bands played at Saturday's show at 242 Main in Burlington.

The city of Burlington, which owns the building, is closing it down due to structural problems.

The venue called itself the country's oldest, all-ages punk club and prided itself on being a substance-free space for teenagers and others to gather.

Jane Sanders, the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders, helped set up the venue in the 1980s as director of the Mayor's Youth Office. Bernie Sanders was mayor at the time.

Burlington plans to start a series at different venues around the city called 242 Main Presents. It's aimed at giving young performers an outlet for their work.

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