Atlanta Venue Smith’s Olde Bar is Up for Sale
If you are from the Southeast and enjoy live music there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Smith’s Olde Bar. The building which sits at “the apex of Piedmont and Monroe “in Atlanta has been family owned for 90 years. There is a now a “call for offers” on the property. Unfortunately this means another small venue will no longer serve as a place for touring musicians to develop.
The Music Room at Smith’s Olde Bar has hosted for the last 20+ years the likes of Widespread Panic, Kings Of Leon, My Morning Jacket, John Mayer, B.o.B, and thousands more. This 300-capacity room is “the best sounding room [Col. Bruce Hampton] has ever played”.
We should take note and continue to support small venues that are a driving force of the live music community’s longevity.
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ATLANTA — An Atlanta bar with decades of history – in a building continuously owned by the same family for many more – is getting the boot as the historic building goes up for sale. Smith’s Olde Bar sits at the apex of Piedmont and Monroe in building familiar to locals for 90 years. But now, the future of the bar – and the building – is unknown.