Monday, January 17, 2011

ATLANTApix: The Tabernacle

The Tabernacle
The Tabernacle
Today one of Atlanta's popular music venues, The Tabernacle opened in 1910 as The Broughton Tabernacle—a church.

Throughout the years, the building has been a church, a medical center, a nursing school, was vacant for about a decade, was a House of Blues club, and is now a live music venue owned by Live Nation.

The Tabernacle headlines popular indie musicians and some big names too. I went to the Tabernacle recently to see Margaret Cho. The concert was filmed so I assume it will be used for her next CD...excited about that!

Adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park toward the east, The Tabernacle is easily included in a busy day of playing tourist.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!