Mary’s Group has announced it will take over operations at the Entertainment Quarter’s multi-storey live music venue at Moore Park.
The 1200-capacity hall will be renamed Liberty Hall and run by burger bros, Mary’s founders Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham.
The spot was formerly known as Hi-Fi and Max Watt’s and is located across from the Hordern Pavilion and the Entertainment Quarter’s new pub Watson’s.
With Smyth and Graham at the helm, the venue will host gigs ranging from local acts finding their feet and club nights to tours with big international acts, according to Concrete Playground.
“We are humbled at another opportunity to take the reins of yet another fallen live music venue and pour energy and hard work into creating an exciting creative space for Sydney’s arts community,” Graham said.
Liberty Hall will open in late October with initial line-ups and shows to be announced over the next couple of months.
“Today’s announcement is another great step forward in the renaissance of Sydney’s live music scene,” NSW 24-Hour Economy Commissioner Michael Rodrigues said.
“This new venue will give a platform for creative talent from Sydney and beyond, whilst also helping to revitalise the Entertainment Quarter precinct. It’s a big shot in the arm for our city’s 24-hour economy and I can’t wait to experience its first performances.”
The venue will be accompanied by a new Mary’s restaurant next door. It will be the group’s fifth Sydney spot, joining Newtown, Castlereagh Street, Circular Quay and Castle Hill.