When it was announced that the Bartlett was closing its doors, just about everyone in the music scene started reflecting on their favorite concerts in the cozy all-ages venue. Since opening in late 2013, it became a haven for indie music in downtown Spokane, with owners Karli and Caleb Ingersoll bringing a diverse array of artists to town.
“We care about this scene,” co-owner Karli Ingersoll told the Inlander back when the Bartlett was set to open. “We come into this business with a musician’s perspective.”
As the Bartlett prepares for its final show on Friday night, we're sorting through our own photos of the place's short but busy six-year history.
Owners Caleb, left, and Karli Ingersoll at a proposed site of the Bartlett on West Riverside in November 2012. The Ingersolls never signed a lease for the space across the street from the current Garageland.