Although the local community board has been putting stress on the venue, The Knockdown Center has several upcoming events with promise. The goal of the venue, as outlined on the Knockdown Center website is, “to create an adaptable environment that thinks beyond what ‘is’.”
Tomorrow, for example, the center is hosting a benefit for the Traysh Island multimedia arts festival in the Appalachian Mountains of local and international talent from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online.
The show will feature artists like:
Underground, international singer-songwriter legend R. Stevie Moore
Little Band of Sailors
The Doors of Knockdown
Deriving from an old construction factory, the atmosphere is trendy and spacious. With high ceilings and 50,000 square feet, people can pour in comfortably.
The Knockdown Center was originally built in 1903, but has recently been taken over and restored. The name of the venue comes from the Knock-Down Door Buck or the K-D door frame which was a more efficient construction of the one piece steel door frame. The K-D door frame made the transportation easier due to it’s make-up of three separate pieces. This revolutionized the industry of construction allowing a more efficient process and was manufactured in The Knockdown Center for 3 generations.
There have been many events already at The Knockdown Center such as, a Roberta’s Tiki Disco, Swing Lessons and a concert featuring hit artist MIA. Partnering with a new app-friendly transportation company, Uber, The Knockdown Center makes it easier than ever to arrive and depart from the venue for the various events.