More than half a century after opening as a Baptist church in 1911, downtown Atlanta’s Tabernacle was converted into a concert hall in 1996. First known as the House of Blues (1996-97), the Tabernacle — now owned and managed by Live Nation Entertainment — has brought some of the world’s most exciting acts to the city’s Centennial Olympic Park district for over two decades, even surviving extensive damage from a tornado in 2008.
The stately brick structure held its first concert as the House of Blues in late July 1996, when Chicago’s infamous Blues Brothers — then Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and John Goodman — graced the stage. Since then, the Tabernacle has seen artists like James Brown, Bob Dylan, Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Prince, and stand-up comics like Bob Saget, Lisa Lampanelli and Dave Chappelle. Conan O’Brien even did a week of Conan on the road at the venue in 2013.
Planning Your Visit to the Tabernacle
Drinks are available at bars on each level of the Tabernacle. Nearby restaurants include Ted’s Montana Grill, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint and Pittypat’s Porch. Overnight accommodations lie within walking distance.
Tabernacle Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Tabernacle parking options?
The Tabernacle does not own or operate any parking lots, but parking is available on surface lots in downtown Atlanta, and at 100 Luckie St. with LAZ Parking. You can also take the Atlanta Streetcar from nearby Peachtree Center to the Tabernacle. For more parking information and directions, see the venue’s FAQ page.
Does Tabernacle serve food?
A menu of bar bites is offered in The Room, Tabernacle’s VIP lounge.
What are the seating options at Tabernacle?
With a capacity of 2,600, the Tabernacle offers ticket options including premium seats, a VIP lounge and accessible seating, with standing room on the main floor.
What are the Tabernacle safety & security guidelines?
Among the prohibited items at Tabernacle shows are outside food and drinks, large bags, recording equipment, illegal substances, and weapons or any items that could be used to inflict harm, including replicas. More information on safety can be found at the Tabernacle website. You can also check the venue’s COVID-19 guidelines before attending an event.
|Tabernacle At A Glance|
|Address||152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303|
|Phone #||(404) 659-9022|
|Owner||Live Nation Entertainment|
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