Facing an impending move from their present location and delayed construction due to a lawsuit, The Masquerade will temporarily move downtown.
The beloved music venue is leaving their historic North Avenue site after 25 years to make way for a mixed-use development. They had initially planned to move straight to their new site location on Fairmont in West Midtown. But that move has been indefinitely delayed by a lawsuit.
So on Friday, The Masquerade announced they are moving to Kenny’s Alley, next to Underground Atlanta. The location in only blocks from Centennial Olympic Park and the new Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and Mayor Kasim Reed’s office helped to facilitate a deal with new Underground Atlanta developers WRS, the news release says.
By late October, The Masquerade plans to start using three spaces that will be labeled with Heaven, Hell and Purgatory brandings. The spaces are about the same size as the performance areas in the North Avenue building, and concert-goers will be able to walk from venue to venue.
In addition, the Kenny’s Alley space will have two attached parking decks and other amenities, the news release says. It will also have upgraded sound and lighting systems.
The Masquerade promises no shows will be adversely affected by the temporary move and will take place as planned.