Los Angeles’ Highland Park neighborhood will welcome its newest live music venue Lodge Room in November of this year. Located along the historic Figueroa Street corridor in the former Highland Park Masonic Temple, Lodge Room has been tastefully preserved and polished to host nearly 500 guests. Included in the opening is Lodge Room’s sister concept Checker Hall, a New American restaurant overlooking Figueroa Street from its balcony.
Lodge Room is pleased to announce a handful of bookings with rising LA folk artist Bedouine, San Diego post-rock outfit The Album Leaf, and post-punk artist Black Marble. More shows will be announced soon.
The Lodge Room is owned by a local independent hospitality group, and booking and marketing will be handled by Brandon Gonzalez and Kyle Wilkerson of the local concert presenters Sid The Cat. Sid The Cat has made a name for itself presenting sold-out shows at venues throughout LA with Ty Segall, Cate Le Bon, Big Thief, Mild High Club, and many more. Wilkerson is also the talent buyer at Silverlake’s Bootleg Theater and has spent the last two years revitalizing that club, booking big names like Jackson Browne, Conor Oberst, Gillian Welch, Jim James, Jenny Lewis, and John Carpenter, as well as bringing up-and-comers like Car Seat Headrest and Margaret Glaspy for their first ever LA shows and hosting names like Kevin Morby, Beach Slang, Sinkane, Reggie Watts, Alice Cooper & Shep Gordon, Hannibal Buress and many more. Wilkerson is also the co-producer of LA’s Girlschool Festival, which spotlights female performers and in past years has featured appearances from Shirley Manson of Garbage, Chelsea Wolfe, and Phoebe Bridgers.