On March 16, The Masquerade announced that it was suspending operations to aid in the effort to slow the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Since then, the Downtown Atlanta music venue has canceled and postponed more than 100 shows in all three of its live music rooms — Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. Many shows are being rescheduled for the fall and winter months, but the doors remain closed indefinitely.
The Masquerade is the city’s largest independently-owned music venue. Each night, the club brings more music to Atlanta than anywhere else, ranging from hip-hop, trap music, punk, hardcore, heavy metal, and jazz to DJ nights such as Torch DNB and the LA-based Emo Nite.
This means an awful lot of bartenders, sound engineers, loaders, caterers, box office staff, security, and administrative personnel are without work for the time being.
To help its employees pay the bills, a GoFundMe page is set up with all proceeds being distributed to the club’s employees, and there are donation perks.
— Contributions of $50 or more will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming concert.
— Contributions of $100 or more will receive an invitation for you and a guest to attend a welcome back party with complimentary drinks, along with a pair of tickets to an upcoming concert.
The list of available shows will be posted on The Masquerade’s website as soon as it looks like the world will start moving again.
Rasheeda “Ra Flautista” Ali hosts the weekly Tuesday Night Musicians Jam Session at Elliott Street Deli & Pub. Each week, Ali leads an ever-changing cast of Atlanta’s finest players in a serpentine set that channels musical inflections from the furthest regions of the cosmos, all in the name of ecstatic communal revelry — no two nights are ever the same. Donations at the door. 9 p.m. Every Tuesday night at Elliott Street Deli & Pub. | More info.
Bauhaus plays The Coca-Cola Roxy on Wednesday, September 23. 6:30 p.m. (doors). 8 p.m. (show). $75 (general admission). $125 (seats) | Buy tickets
Please be advised that this performance is taking place while the Braves are hosting a game. Due to the increase of traffic around the Battery purchasing parking in advance through the Live Nation or The Braves websites is strongly recommended.
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Bikini Kill plays The Eastern Friday, July 1. $39-$40. 8:30 p.m. For this round of shows, the group’s lineup features Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, Kathi Wilcox on bass, and guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.