Tornado Hits Tabernacle

More than a month after a tornado rumbled into downtown Atlanta, causing extensive damage to buildings like The Tabernacle, a team of architects is still hard at work repairing the 98-year-old former church.

The 2,602-capacity, Live Nation-managed venue lost its roof, which led to the interior plaster in the building getting wet. The exterior ducts were also damaged, and the chimney crashed through the roof and broke through a large portion of the stage. Most of the windows, including the building’s stained glass window, were also broken, according to the Emory Wheel.

Live Nation’s Peter Conlon confirmed to Pollstar that the roof is being replaced and said repairs are in line with a mid-May reopening.

In the meantime, some shows booked at The Tabernacle were canceled while others were rescheduled to other local venues, including the Variety Playhouse, the Masquerade and the Masquerade Music Park.

After singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson’s April 12th show with Lifehouse was canceled, he and local performer Gary Pfaff instead gave a free concert in Atkins Park April 13th.