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Columbia music venue The Soundry to open Friday

A rendering of the Soundry shared with the Columbia Flier last year. The music venue was originally slated to open in 2017.
A rendering of the Soundry shared with the Columbia Flier last year. The music venue was originally slated to open in 2017. (HANDOUT)

Move over, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Columbia is getting another music venue.

The Soundry, which replaced The Tomato Palace located at the Lake Kittamaqundi waterfront, will open its doors 6:30 p.m. Friday for an 8 p.m. concert from artist Joe Pug.

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The music hall, which was created by Clyde’s Restaurant Group, will host a wide variety of music genres, “everything from jam bands, hippie bands, to jazz, folk and Americana,” said Keith Berquist, marketing manager for The Soundry. Berquist said that the venue will also coordinate their late night shows with concerts hosted at Merriweather. The 4,600-square-foot space, which holds around 300 people standing and 180 seated, will also have bar and food service.

During seated shows, long picnic-style tables will be angled toward the stage, with staff taking orders, according to Berquist, whereas standing-room-only events will require attendees to order from the bar.

The venue already has performances through October listed on its Facebook page, including concerts by Baltimore rock band Pocket Bells and British saxophonist YolanDa Brown.

Tickets to The Soundry shows will be available through Ticketfly, but the ticket distribution service announced on Twitter Thursday that its website is temporarily down due to a cyber attack.

The Columbia Flier contributed to this report.

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