by Jeff Hahne
More details about the new music venue the Fillmore Music Hall coming to the N.C. Music Factory were released today.
The 20,000-square-foot-facility is scheduled to open in June and will have a capacity of 2,000 people, making it the largest club of its kind in the region.
The project, which is being built by Hendrick Construction, Inc., is being designed to look like the historic venue The Fillmore in San Francisco.
The music hall will feature exposed aged-wood ceilings, wood floors and state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting systems. When complete, the roof will be raised to accommodate unique sound and lighting systems for various artists and performers.
The venue will also have red velvet draperies, chandeliers and custom lighting, artwork to accent the décor and VIP areas with granite countertops.
The Fillmore Music Hall will be the only venue in the Carolinas operated by Live Nation.
The original Fillmore opened in San Francisco in 1965. Since then, Fillmore venues have opened in New York, Miami, Detroit, Philadelphia and Denver.