Welcome to The Masquerade,
one of the most uniquely designed, and diversely programmed live music venues in the country. The Masquerade features three indoor venues with capacities ranging from 300 to 1500, appropriately named Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Ga and a short walk from the State Capitol, Georgia State University and Centennial Olympic Park, the venues surround a large brick open-air courtyard which provides a truly unique setting and experience.
Established in 1989, and originally housed for an amazing 27 years in its legendary North Avenue location inside the historic Dupree’s Excelsior Mill, The Masquerade has presented most everyone who is anyone in the rock, alternative, indie, electronic, metal, punk and hip hop genres of live music. The venue’s stages have played host to a list of artists which reads like a dessert menu of alternative music royalty. Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden and Fugazi once graced the same stages that are today occupied by Odesza, Death Grips, Future, In This Moment, Little Dragon, Taking Back Sunday and countless other amazingly popular and influential bands.
Previous Location, Historic Excelsior Mill on North Ave
In the world of music festivals, a number of firsts have taken place at The Masquerade. In 1992 the first ever Warped Tour played The Masquerade complex. That has been followed over the years by the first One Music Fest, the first Shaky Knees Music Festival, The first Imagine Fest and the first two editions of The Wrecking Ball ATL.
Traditionally, The Masquerade has presented approximately 500 shows per year on its stages and in venues across the city and the Southeast. Over the past several years the number has grown to exceed 600 shows and events annually and in 2022 will break 700 in the number of ticketed events etched on the venue’s calendar.