After more than 25 years in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, The Masquerade is bidding goodbye to its home on the Beltline.
The final festival at the storied music venue, The Wrecking Ball ATL, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14, featuring dozens of musical acts. For the complete list of all the bands performing, click here.
Previous performers at The Masquerade have included Nirvana, Radiohead, Green Day and more.
As Atlanta Magazine recently observed, “The venue is a rundown reminder of the neighborhood’s gritty past, surrounded by BeltLine-adjacent condos and shiny Ponce City Market.”
The venue is closing to make way for a mixed-used development. The Masquerade will relocate to 1421 Fairmont Ave. in West Midtown.
“The O4W neighborhood has grown and changed quite a bit in the last quarter-of-a-century,” a press release from the Masquerade Says. “We have been a proud part of that growth and are appreciative of the support the neighborhood has always shown us. We are also grateful for the extremely supportive treatment we have received from property developers Jay Clark of SE Capital Companies, Bob Worthington of Worthington/Hyde and John Tirrill of SWH Residential Partners. They have been great to work with throughout this process and will take great care of this special building in which we have spent so much of our lives.
“Now we are going to continue our growth in a new location that is still located in the heart of Atlanta. The new Masquerade is going to be nice, and new and shiny, built from scratch. It will have upgraded bathrooms – a ton of them, and many backstage rooms that will be fancy also. The ceilings will be tall – Heaven will have a mezzanine. Yes, there will be parking.”
Atlanta INtown contributed to this story.