Live Nation Bay Area today announced that the organization will operate two additional music halls in the former home of Ruby Skye, near San Francisco’s Union Square. Both will open next spring.
The 1,000-capacity, 1890s-built August Hall, located at 420 Mason St., was named for the building’s original architect, August Headman. The music hall will include state-of-the-art technical and sound elements and a modernist style. Live Nation Northern California President Jodi Goodman compared the building to the Fillmore in regards to its historical value to the city.
“August Hall is destined to become an iconic, must-visit venue in the Bay Area and we look forward to releasing an inspiring schedule of shows in the coming months,” Goodman said in a news release.
The venue will combine both classic and contemporary elements with a theater-style stage and main floor, surrounded by an open balcony and wrap-around mezzanine. There will be multiple semi-private viewing areas and three full bars with food service.
The second venue, Fifth Arrow, will share a lobby and entrance with August Hall. Fifth Arrow will be housed in a downstairs venue that was a speakeasy in the 1930s. It includes a gaming parlor ad three lanes of bowling, as well as a full food and bar menu. Besides Live Nation, the other investors in the two venues included owners and investors in Umami and other restaurants, Eventbrite and the Snowglobe Music Festival.